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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:

ATTENTION Students: 
Limited testing services will be available on the following days at North, Central, and South Campuses ONLY!
Thursday, May 17, 2018
and
Friday, May 25, 2018
*WHC and MWC Testing Centers will be closed both days. 

 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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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.
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 thePlacement 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. 
Accommodated Services Testing
​Special accommodations for students with disabilities are available.  Please contact the disability services specialist on your campus.
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.
 
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.
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.
Proctoring Services
​Proctoring exams for students at other institutions is available.  An assessment fee will be charged.  Please call for information.

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).

FACTA (Florida Association of College Test Administrators)                                NCTA (National College Testing Association)
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