Testing

Testing

Testing Center Schedule and Offerings

Service Hours

The LDSBC Testing Center provides student testing by appointment, and is located on the west end of the 4th floor.

September 4 - September 14 testing hours:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fall 2018 testing hours:

* Times listed below reflect when tests can be STARTED. The times do not reflect closing times, but rather the period wherein we will allow test taking to start.

  • Monday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
  • Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

Please note:

  • No tests can be started within two hours of closing time.

  • The Testing Center may be closed any time that the College has closures for semester or holiday breaks. Please view the Academic Calendar for details. 

Closures or other service hours adjustments will be posted online at least three weeks in advance.

Scheduling a Testing Appointment

Please schedule your appointments at least 24 hours in advance by calling 801-524-1988.

Accommodation students with special requests should schedule 48 hours in advance whenever possible, after working with their instructor to provide the Center with the necessary information.

Services and costs

The testing center provides the following services:

  • Readiness/placement testing for English and Math

    • English readiness/placement exam: $15

    • Math readiness/placement exam: $20

    • If both English and Math readiness exams are needed, the cost is $30

  • Accommodated testing for students with documented disability modification

  • MOS Certification exams

  • MAPP Post-Assessment (Graduation requirement for AS of Integrated Studies)

  • Course challenge exams on a limited basis ($40 each)

    • Students wishing to challenge a course should visit with their program chair

English and Math Placement

English

Students looking to enroll in English 101 or its equivalent courses (ELAN 101A/101B or English 101SA/101SB) should follow the recommendation in the Directed Self-Placement guide below and select the course best suited to their individual needs.

Students are encouraged to complete their English 101 requirement in their first year at LDSBC.

Directed Self-placement Guide

Math

Placement test scores, ACT/SAT scores, or a transcript showing college transfer credits are required to register for any math class above MAT 90. Test scores or previous college credit will determine which course is appropriate.

An updated LDSBC readiness test is required if previous ACT, SAT, or placement test scores are more than 18 month old. Please contact the Testing Center to make an appointment to take the Accuplacer.

 

Graduation MAPP Post-Assessment

The Post-Assessment Test is a requirement for any student taking General Studies or Integrated Studies.

  • This two-hour timed test measures students' abilities in critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics.

  • Students should take this test during the last semester before they graduate.

  • It is recommended that they take it as early as mid-semester.

  • Failure to complete this requirement will delay a student's graduation.

Testing Service Rules for Students.

  1. Observe LDSBC Dress & Grooming Standards.

  2. Arrive 15 minutes early before your scheduled time to get checked in and ready to test (late arrivals might not receive their full test time).

  3. Present your photo student ID.

  4. Pay placement test fee ($30) if applicable.

  5. Store belongings in the lockers provided, and turn off all electronic devices.

  6. Use only approved testing items during test.

  7. Access only your test and approved websites.

  8. No talking is allowed in the testing area.

  9. Please remain in testing area until test is complete.

  10. Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended in College areas.

  11. No outside music allowed, however classical music may be available upon request. Students must provide their own ear buds/headphones.

Course Challenge Exams

A course can only be challenged once in your academic career and may not be challenged if the course has been previously failed, withdrawn from, or partial course credit has been received. Students should consult with their program director regarding challenge exam processes and fees, as not all challenge exams are offered through Testing Services.

  • The English 101 Challenge is a two part challenge that requires the English Director’s approval prior to scheduling an appointment.

  • The Math 110 Challenge requires a current placement score where a student would be eligible to enroll in MAT 111 or MAT 252.

Have questions about testing and assessment services?

The Testing Center is here to help! Contact us at 801-524-1988 or testingservices@ldsbc.edu with any further questions.