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Broward College Testing provides assessment and proctoring services to all students, including those with special needs, as well as faculty, staff, the local community, educational institutions and businesses around the area. Most of the assessments delivered are computer based but some are still in a paper-pencil format. There are five convenient locations, and each testing center is equipped with the latest computer technology and monitoring system.

Broward College Testing is a charter member of the Florida Association of College Test Administrators (FACTA) and a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA).


 Updates:


The Central Campus Testing Center is now located in 17/220
(Second floor of Library in the ASC)
(954) 201-6134 or (954) 201-6982
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The CLEP is now available at the Miramar West Center Testing Center!
Building 3101 Rm 123A
954-201-8459
(The CLEP is also offered at the North, Central, and South Testing Centers)

 Testing Services Available

 Placement Testing

  • PERT
  • ACCUPLACER (CPT and LOEP)
  • TABE
Competency Examinations:
  • Computer Literacy Test 
  • Foreign Language Competency Exam
Prior Learning Assessments:
Industry Certification Examinations:
  • A wide variety of exams are available which varies by campus location!
    • Such as FAA, CompTIA, MSSC, Quickbooks, etc. 

Academic Testing Services for BC Students:

  • Disability Services (Testing Accommodations)
  • Broward College Department Make-Up Exams
  • Blended Course Exams (varies by professor and discipline)

BC Program Admissions Testing:

Proctoring Services Available:

  • As a community service, Broward College Testing proctors examinations for other institutions and organizations:

 

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CLM for Higher Level Math Placement

​Broward College uses the ACCUPLACER CLM to place eligible students into higher level math courses. Students are referred to the CLM according to the math section of the Placement Testing TableThe College-Level Math test measures your ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematics concepts. There are five types of college-level math questions: 

  • Algebraic operations 
  • Solutions of equations and inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Applications and other algebra topics
  • Functions and trigonometry
Study material for the CLM can be found here

About the CLM:
  • There are 20 questions. 
  • The test is untimed but the average completion time is 1 hour. 
  • There is a build-in pop up calculator or certain questions. (Handheld calculators are not permitted.) 
Test Fees:
  • First attempt is free for all Broward College students.
  • All retest attempts cost $15 per attempt. 
Retesting Policy for:

Postsecondary students:

  • May retest once every 24 hours. 
  • Unlimited retesting allowed.
  • Retesting fee per retest is $15.
  • Remediation between retesting is strongly encouraged.
  • Students retesting after the add/drop period and decide to withdraw are responsible for 100% of the cost for withdrawals.

Dual Enrollment: 

  • May retest once every 24 hours. 
  • Unlimited retesting allowed with high school prior approval. Must provide a new signed high school testing referral from the guidance office for each test attempt. 
  • Retesting fee per retest is $15.
  • Remediation between retesting is strongly encouraged.
  • Students retesting after the add/drop period and decide to withdraw are responsible for 100% of the cost for withdrawals.

College Academy:

  • May ONLY test once per admission period. No retest is allowed. 
LOEP (Levels of English Proficiency)
Students whose native language is not English may be required to test to measure their English Proficiency before placement into classes.  Students who have not had two years of American high school English must take the LOEP.  The LOEP consists of two parts: a short essay and the computer test.  The computer test measures reading and listening comprehension.
  • Plan for a 2 ½ hour test period for the LOEP.
  • You should be tested on the campus where you are planning to attend classes.
  • All students must bring an official photo ID (such as driver's license or passport) to take an exam at Broward College.
  • Your paid application fee receipt or testing form is required for admittance into the testing lab.
  • You will need an ink pen and two #2 pencils at the time of testing.
  • No phones or calculators are permitted in the lab.

Retesting Policy:

  • Students are entitled to retest no more than one time provided it is within 12 months of the initial test date. A $15 retesting fee will apply for any tests taken after the original placement. Time restarts for LOEP testing eligibility one year after the initial test date, not the retest date.
  • Under certain circumstances, students may be eligible for additional retesting within a 12 month period with a recommendation from an Associate Dean of EAP.
CPT (Computerized Placement Test)
The CPT is currently used as the testing instrument to meet the requirements of Financial Aid's "Ability to Benefit". The CPT is also administered for students who need to have CPT scores sent to other institutions that use the CPT for placement purposes. All students must bring an official photo ID (such as driver's license or passport) to take an exam at Broward College.
  • Plan for a 1 ½ hour test period for the CPT.
  • No phones or calculators are permitted in the lab.

Test Preparation 

TESTING PLACEMENT TABLE - view cut-off scores and appropriate course placement for all test types.
TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education)
  • If you need the TABE test for law enforcement, corrections, community
    service aide, park ranger, or firefighter contact the Institute of Public Safety (IPS) at (954) 201-6931.
  • The TABE test can be taken in the testing center for the following programs:
    Aviation (South Campus only), Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, and
    Medical Assisting.
  • Plan for a 3 hour test period.  The TABE is a timed test in the areas of
    Language, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics/Applied Math. 
  • Bring government-issued photo identification (such as driver's license or passport).
  • Your paid application fee receipt or testing form is required for admittance into the testing lab.
CLEP (College Level examination Program)
​The College Level Examination Program allows students to obtain credit for what they already know by testing and earning satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. More information...
Basic Computer Literacy Test
Broward College students beginning their college studies this year must fulfill the college’s basic technology literacy requirement. For more information, see your academic advisor.
 
Disability Services Testing
​Special accommodations for students with disabilities are available.  Please contact the disability services specialist on your campus.
Distance Learning Exams
​Proctoring exams for students at other institutions is available.  An assessment fee will be charged.  Please call for information.
Department Make-Up Exams
​Some Broward College instructors will allow make-up exams to be taken at the testing center. Please check with your instructor.
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