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List of Tests

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The Testing Services Center provides the following institutional, state, and national examinations.

  • The ACT is a national examination used by many colleges and universities to obtain an assessment of student’s eligibility for admission. It is also used to provide an assessment of students’ academic skills and preparedness for college- level course work. The ACT is a paper- pencil test, with the exception of the Plus Writing Test, consisting of multiple-choice items in six areas: English, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Reasoning.

    The ACT assessment Test will be administered six times at Fort Valley State University during this academic year. The test dates are provided below:

    September 21, 2013
    December 14, 2013
    February 8, 2014
    April 12, 2014
    June 14, 2014

    For additional information and registration, visit the ACT website at www.act.org., www.actstudent.org

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  • The Accuplacer is a computer-based examination, developed by the College Board that is used by Fort Valley State University for the purpose of obtaining an assessment of students’ knowledge and skills in English, reading, and mathematics. The Accuplacer is occasionally administered to newly admitted students who have satisfied the institution’s admission requirements on SAT/ACT and College preparatory curriculum. Students may exempt taking the Accuplacer placement examination through the transferal of 30 or more earned academic credits from another fully-accredited college or university.

    The Accuplacer consists of several skill areas including reading, sentence skills, arithmetic, elementary algebra, and college-level mathematics. Information provided by the results will assist academic advisors in their efforts to place students more appropriately in courses to maximize academic success.

    For additional information about the Accuplacer examination, visit the Accuplacer website at cpts.accuplacer.com, www.mo-media.com, www.testprepresearch.com, and www.apexprep.com.

  • The College-Level-Examination (CLEP) is the most recognized credit-by- examination program in America today. The CLEP gives people of all ages and from varied backgrounds the opportunity to receive college credits for knowledge they have acquired through diverse life experiences. CLEP offers examinations in 34 introductory college-level courses.

    Fort Valley State University does not currently administer the CLEP. To take the CLEP, students must secure an application from the Office of the Registrar. Approval to take the CLEP must also be obtained from the chairperson of students’ department of major. Applications for CLEP examination must be submitted three weeks in advance of the examination’s administration date. For a list of Test Centers offering the CLEP, students are recommended to visit the CLEP website below.

    The awarding of credit through CLEP will be determined by students’ academic department or college of major. Information pertaining to specific guidelines regarding CLEP should be obtained from the Office of the Registrar and the students’ specific department or college of major.

    For additional information regarding CLEP, test centers, fees, and registration, visit the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.com or www.clep.org.

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  • The COMPASS is used as a placement examination at Fort Valley State University. The purpose of the placement examination is to obtain an assessment of students’ academic preparedness to undertake college-level course work. The COMPASS is administered at the beginning of each semester. Students who fall below the institution’s requirements on the SAT, ACT, or College Preparatory Curriculum are required to take the COMPASS. Placement requirements at Fort Valley State University can be satisfied in the following ways:

    1. Obtain required SAT/ACT scores and complete College
      Preparatory Curriculum requirements.
    2. Transfer course credits that reflect proficiency (“C” or above) in English, reading, and mathematics.
    3. Obtain at or above the required scores on COMPASS.

    COMASS is a comprehensive computerized adaptive testing system developed by ACT to assist institutions in their efforts to accurately place students in appropriate courses and, consequently, enhance the opportunity of achieving academic success. The COMPASS consists of three measures, namely, mathematics, reading, and writing. For additional information on COMPASS, visit www.act.org/compass. For sample items of the three tests, visit www.actstudent.org, www.compass-test.com, www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html, www.apexprep.com and www.mo-media.com.

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  • Fort Valley State University only administers the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test. The GRE- Subject Test is administered in the paper-pencil version. This test measures applicants’ undergraduate achievement in eight fields of study. Specifically, it measures achievement in the fields of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. The GRE-Subject Test is designed to test students who have majored in the aforementioned fields of study.

    The scores from the GRE-Subject Tests are used by admission officials as a common measurement to compare students’ qualifications and to obtain a more reliable judgment of students’ academic strengths and weaknesses. For additional information and registration, visit the GRE website at www.ets.org/gre.

    The GRE-Subject Test will be offered on the following dates:

    September 28, 2014
    October 19, 2013

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  • The LSAT is a national examination used by most Schools of Law to determine prospective students’ eligibility for admission. The LSAT provides an assessment of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills. The administration of the LSAT takes approximately a half-day. It is also a paper-based test.

    The LSAT will be offered four times this academic year at Fort Valley State University. The test dates are provided below:

    June 10, 2013
    October 5, 2013
    December 7, 2013
    February 8, 2014

    For additional information and registration, visit the LSAT website at www.lsac.org.

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  • The PRAXIS series are assessment instruments used by many colleges and universities to determine eligibility for admission to teacher education programs. The PRAXIS Series is also used by many state agencies to determine eligibility for teacher certification. Fort Valley State University offers the paper-based version of the PRAXIS Series.

    PRAXIS I consists of the Pre-Professional Skills Assessment (PPST) which are used to measure students’ basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. PRAXIS I is used to determine students’ eligibility for entry into teacher education programs at many colleges and universities. The administration of each component of the test ranges from 30-75 minutes.

    PRAXIS II involves the assessment of individuals’ acquired knowledge in general and specified subject areas. Prospective teachers who plan to teach on the K-12 level are required to take PRAXIS II. Fort Valley State University offers the paper-based version of the test. The PRAXIS Series (I & II) will be administered seven times this academic year at Fort Valley State University on the following dates:

    September 21, 2013
    November 2, 2013
    March 8, 2014
    June 7, 2014

    For additional information and registration, visit the PRAXIS Series website at www.ets.org/praxis.

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  • The SAT On-Campus is an institution-based administration of the SAT. Only students who have applied for admission to Fort Valley State University will be permitted to take the examination. The examination is administered to admission applicants who have not taken the regularly scheduled national SAT. The SAT On-Campus may be taken only once during a calendar year. SAT On-Campus scores can not be transferred to another college or university. Fort Valley State University traditionally administers the SAT On-Campus once during the summer semester.

    For additional information about the SAT On-Campus, test date, registration, and cost, contact or visit our Office of Enrollment Management at the following address: Office of Enrollment Management, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA 31030 or call (478) 825-6672.

    For additional, visit the SAT on-Campus website at www.collegeboard.org

  • The SAT I is a national examination that is used by many colleges and universities to obtain an assessment of students’ eligibility for admission. It is also used to provide an assessment of students’ academic skills and preparedness to undertake college-level course work. The SAT I is a paper-pencil test, with the exception of the Essay test, consisting mainly of multiple-choice items in eight sections. The essay writing section is the first section of the SAT I examination.

    The entire administration of the SAT I spans approximately 3 hours and forty- five minutes. The test measures critical thinking, reasoning, and writing skills of college bound students. Admission officials use SAT I scores to obtain a reliable assessment of prospective students’ preparedness for college-level course work. Scores on the three major sections range from 200-800.

    The SAT I will be administered seven times this academic year at Fort Valley State University. Test dates are provided below:

    October 5, 2013
    November 2, 2013
    December 7, 2013
    January 25, 2014
    March 8, 2014
    May 3, 2014
    June 7, 2014

    For additional information and registration, visit the SAT I website at www.collegeboard.org.

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  • The SAT II or SAT Subject Test is a national standardized examination that is used by colleges and universities to assess prospective students’ knowledge in specific subject areas. The examination consists of five major subject tests, which are divided into 20 different subject tests. Fort Valley State University has specified the Subject Tests required for admission by candidates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at (478) 825-6307 to obtain information concerning the specific required subject tests.

    In general, Subject Tests are one hour in length and contain mostly multiple- choice test items. The Subject Tests are not based on any specific text books and, consequently, can be used to determine the academic achievement level of students from a diversity of backgrounds.

    The SAT II or SAT Subject Test is usually administered on concurrent dates with SAT I and, only if, someone has registered for it. For additional information and registration, visit the SAT II website at www.collegeboard.org.

    The SAT II may be taken on the following dates at Fort Valley State University:

    October 5, 2013
    November 2, 2013
    December 7, 2013
    January 25, 2014
    March 8, 2014
    May 3, 2014
    June 7, 2014

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  • The multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) was developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners to measure lawyers’ professional conduct as it relates to their understanding of certain established standards. The MPRE is a prerequisites to the bar examination for admission as an attorney at law in 47 states.

    The MPRE will be administered three times at Fort Valley State University during 2013. The test dates are provided below:

    April 6, 2013
    August 8, 2013
    November 2, 2013

    For additional information concerning the MPRE, visit the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Also, additional information concerning the MPRE can be accessed at the following web sites:

  • Fort Valley State University is offering the GACE (The Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators). The state of Georgia has approved the GACE as its educator certification assessment program. The GACE assures that potential educators’ knowledge and skills are aligned with both state and national standards for educator preparation and with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has been contracted by GaPSC to administer the GACE program. GACE assessments are computer-delivered tests.

    For test dates and to register for the GACE, please logon to www.gace.ets.org. You can also register by calling ETS at 1-855-225-7178 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Additional information concerning the GACE can be found at the following websites: www.gace.nesinc.com, www.gace.ets.org/prepare and www.gaceexampracticetests.com.

Testing Services Center
Fort Valley State University
P. O. Box 5605
Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 825-6384
(478) 825-6357 – Fax

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