The Drake State Assessment and Testing Center provides opportunities for students to meet their educational goals by offering assessments for course placement, program acceptance, and/or college admittance, as well as other exam services in an environment conducive to productive testing. The Testing Center is committed to creating a positive atmosphere where students feel comfortable and confident that they will receive services in a relaxed environment. Testing is by appointment only, however, same day appointments are available. Please contact the Testing Center at 256-551-3116 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Drake State uses ACCUPLACER to place students into the correct math and English classes. The test includes two parts: Next Generation Writing and Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics. ACCUPLACER is administered on a computer and the test is not timed.
Why do I have to take ACCUPLACER?
We want our students to be successful, and correct course placement is foundational to a successful college experience. ACCUPLACER places students into the correct English and math class.
How can I prepare for the Assessment?
Visit this website.
Where do I go to take the ACCUPLACER?
The testing center is locating in Building 700, Room 705.
When can I take the ACCUPLACER?
*Appointments are strongly encouraged. Please call 256-551-3116 to schedule an appointment.
Who can take ACCUPLACER?
Any student who has completed the application for admission. Students will not be permitted to test if an application for admission has not been submitted.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need a picture ID, such as a driver’s license. Calculators are on the computer, so you will not need to bring one.
How long does it take?
It is not timed, but you should allow about 1.5 hours.
When will I know the results?
Immediately! Results are generated automatically when you finish.
May I take the Assessment again?
Yes, you may retest once per academic year, but there is a $10 fee per subject for each re-test. Placement test scores are valid for three years from the date of original or retest assessment.
The ACT On-Campus Testing is for application to the Drake State Nursing Program. Scores from the ACT On-Campus exam given at Drake State may be applied to other Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Schools only. To register, contact the Testing Center 256-551-3116
WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system measuring real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Drake State offers computerized WorkKeys assessments in the following areas:
WorkKeys® assessments are offered during regular test center hours. Please contact the Testing Coordinator for scheduling and fee information.
APOSTC applicants can take the WorkKeys (BAT) exam at Drake State.
The applicants will be assessed in the following skill areas:
Minimum Scores for Law Enforcement and Correctional Officer applicants:
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The GED Examination is administered at Drake State by appointment only. For information on the GED Classes offered at Drake State, please visit Adult Education on the college website or call 256-551-5211
To register for the GED exam, go to GED.com. Students may take any or all parts of the test at their option and convenience.
If you have already taken and passed the GED test, here are instructions for obtaining duplicate transcripts and diplomas.
To place an order by phone call Parchment Exchange Customer Support at 888-906-4031.
Drake State is a Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center.
All Pearson Vue exams are scheduled on the Pearson Vue website https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers.aspx
When candidates arrive for an exam, they go through a standard admissions process. Candidates are asked to provide two forms of identification, to agree in writing to a set of exam rules, and to sign a log sheet. In most cases, your photo and signature will be digitally captured as they would appear on your results report. Some exam sponsors may have other identification or check-in requirements.
The following guidelines have been developed to ensure that our services are provided in a secure, confidential, and efficient manner:
If you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after your exam, please notify Testing Center personnel.