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  1. Are the tests timed?
  2. Do I have to schedule to take a test?
  3. What items are prohibited while testing?
  4. How long does it take to get the results of a test?
  5. What makes me exempt from taking a placement test?
  6. Is there a fee for sending exam results to another college?
  7. Can you proctor an exam from another college?
  8. How do I test out of a class?
  9. What is the eligibility for the CLEP/APLE?
  10. Will APLE//CLEP test results transfer to other institutions?
  11. Where do I make up a test for my class?
  12. Can I retake a placement test?
  13. Does Daytona State College offer the FCAT or EOCs?
  14. How do I sign up for the GED exam?
  15. What is CASAS?
  16. What is the CJBAT test?
  17. What is the TABE test?
  18. Where do I go for Information Technology Certification?
  19. What other Certification exams are offered?
  20. Where can I take the TEAS exam?
  21. Can I take the placement test online at another location or in another state?

1. Are tests timed?

Yes, some tests are timed.
The PERT is untimed; the average amount of time to complete the exam is 3 hours.
The College TABE is timed for a total of 90 minutes.
The Adult Education TABE is timed for 125 minutes.
The GED has four timed subtests for a total of 7 hours and 35 minutes and is usually scheduled one subtest at a time.
TEAS requires 4 hrs.
CJBAT requires 3 hours.
CLEP exams are 90 minutes (foreign language may take longer).

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2.Do I have to schedule to take a test?

Most tests are done on a walk-in basis on the Daytona Beach, Deland and Deltona campuses (except FTCE, computerized GED and IT certification exams). Due to limited seating, appointments are suggested at the New Smyrna-Edgewater and Flagler-Palm Coast campuses.

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3.What items are prohibited while testing?

To maintain overall testing security, all electronic items to include cell phones, IPOD’s, cameras, some calculators and watches and other items such as sunglasses and head coverings (except those directed for religious purposes) are not permitted. 

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4.How long does it take to get the results of a test?

Test results for PERT, TABE, TEAS, CLEP (except English Comp. with Essay), CJBAT, and most Certification test results are available immediately upon completion of exam. FTCE unofficial results may be available upon completions and computerized GED results will be e-mailed to the candidate.   Instructor makeup exams are returned to the instructors. 

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5.What makes me exempt from taking a placement test?

Florida rule 6A-10.0315 Common Placement Testing provides exemptions for some students. More information is available on the webpages for PERT and TABE placement tests.  You may also be exempted from taking the placement tests if you have qualifying SAT and/or ACT scores, are transferring credits into Daytona State, have qualifying IB credit , AP credit, CLEP credit or if you already have been awarded a degree. Please check with the Advising Office.

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6.Is there a fee for sending exam results to another college?

Yes, if you are taking a placement test at Daytona State for another institution, you will be charged a $30 non-student fee per exam. If a DSC student who is enrolled and attending classes wishes to send the results to another college/university they should request a transcript be sent from the Records office.

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7.Can you proctor an exam from another college?

We offer proctoring services for exams from other colleges. There is a $30 proctoring fee per exam.

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8.Am I able to earn college credit by testing?

Yes, credit can be earned through Assessment of Prior Learning Experience (APLE) and/or the College Level Experience Program (CLEP.)

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9.What is the eligibility for the CLEP/APLE?

We are an open test site for CLEP; anyone may test with us.  Registration for CLEP is done online.

APLE is for DSC students only who are currently enrolled in a degree or vocational program. Credit must be applicable to their program.

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10.Will APLE//CLEP test results transfer to other institutions?

Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring.

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11.Where do I make up a test for my class?

You can make up a test for your class in Assessment Services. Not all instructors allow make-up exams, so you must make arrangements with your instructor.

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12.Can I retake a placement test?

Students can retake the PERT placement test after meeting with an Academic Advisor and completing the required remediation. 

Eligibility for TABE retakes is determined by Academic Advising and the Academic Department. 

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13.Does Daytona State College offer the FCAT and EOC tests?

Yes, Daytona State College offers the computerized FCAT and EOC tests on the Daytona and Deland campuses twice per year. Check our website for the registration deadlines.

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14.How do I sign up for the GED exam?

To register and schedule a GED test go to GED.com or call 877-392-3433.  The cost for each of the four subtests is $32.00 for a total cost of $128 payable directly to PearsonVUE. 

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15.What is CASAS?

The CASAS is the placement test which non-English speaking students take for placement into English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.

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16.What is the CJBAT test?

The CJBAT is a 2 ½ hr., computerized exam which measures skills that are needed by people in the Law Enforcement or Corrections fields. The areas of measurement covered in the CJ BAT include written comprehension, written expression, oral expression, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, information ordering, spatial orientation, and visualization. The fee for CJBAT is $40.

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17.What is the TABE test?

TABE is a test that covers Reading, Language and Math. It is administered on all Daytona State Campuses.

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18.Where do I go for Information Technology Certification?

Information Technology Certification exams are given on the Deland campus, building 7 rooms 117. Call 386-785-2029 or 386-785-2223 for more information.

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19.What other Certification exams are offered?

SOCE, FTCE, MSSC, AHIMA, ASE and additional exams are offered at various campuses. Call the Daytona Beach campus 386-506-3067 for more information.  

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20.Where can I take the TEAS exam?

The TEAS 5.0 is offered on all campuses. Testing can be done on a walk-in basis on the Daytona, Deland and Deltona campuses. Appointments are needed on the New Smyrna – Edgewater and the Flagler – Palm Coast campuses. Seating is limited so contact the campus of your choice for availability.  

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21.Can I take the placement test online at another location or in another state? 

Yes, we can work with prospective DSC students to schedule a remote testing session at a college near their current location.  Send an e-mail to:  Assessment@DaytonaState.edu or call 386-506-3067 or 386-506-3615 for more information.   

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For more information Contact Assessment Services: assessment@DaytonaState.edu

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Last updated: 2014-08-28T13:56:48.949Z