Accuplacer Exam at Testing Center:
A valid photo identification (government issued photo ID or CSM student ID card) is required for all testing.
Your CSM student identification number is required.
ACCUPLACER assessments are delivered in a multiple-choice format. All tests are untimed and consist of Reading and Writing.ACCUPLACER assessments are computer-adaptive. Questions are selected based on your skill level; in other words, your response to one question determines the difficulty level of the following question. You are encouraged to give each question as much thought as you wish before selecting your final answer.
Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.
You will receive your scores directly after completing your test.
ALEKS Math Placement Exam at Testing Center:
A valid photo identification (government-issued photo ID or CSM student ID card) is required for all testing.
ALEKS Math PPL is an adaptive system that covers a broad spectrum of mathematics topics. The length of the Placement Assessment will vary but can be up to 30 questions. You will see some, but not all, of the math, you have learned in high school. The time limit on ALEKS Math Test is 2 hours.
Note: If you want to take 1st scored assessment that will count for your Math course placement, please make sure you have created your profile in Aleks, then took the Diagnostic assessment and practiced for at least 5 hours before requesting an appointment to take the test in person at CSM testing center.
Please contact Testing Center for Class-Code, so you can create your ALEKS profile. The diagnostic test can be taken any time (24/7) at home without an appointment.
Chemistry Placement Test:
Students have the option of taking the Chemistry Placement Test (California Chemistry Test) in order to place out of CHE 1050.
Students are given 45 minutes to answer 44 multiple choice questions. Student will be provided scatch paper, calculator and periodic table.
A score of 20 or higher allows for placement into CHE 1200 and/or CHE 1200L upon the successful completion of MTH 1115 or MTH 1120. A score of 20 or higher allows for placement into CHE 1350 upon the successful completion of MTH 1120 or MTH 1150.
Students may re-test only once if their score is within 1 point of a passing grade after a week's wait. Review materials for this test can be found on the Placement Test Preparation page. Sample exam can be viewed at https://www.csmd.edu/Assets/StudentServices/ssc-testing/Cal_Chem_UCR.pdf
CSM Course Testing:
You can look for course name, course number, section number and instructor name in your myLearning account. Please bring a valid Picture ID and material allowed for testing by your instructor such as calculator, note card, pencils and leave everything else in your vehicle like, cellphones, wallet, bags and purses.
Note: Scrtach papers will be provided by the testing center and pencils will be available if required.
Dual Enrollment Math Exam: (Final Exam for MTH-1120, MTH-1150 & MTH-1200)
The math dual enrolled high school students have been granted permission to arrange appointments with CSM Testing Centers to complete outstanding final exams from Spring 2020.
Please don't forget to bring your Picture ID as it is required for taking your exam at our Testing Center.
Student's can bring Calculator (TI-83/84) and Pencils. Testing Center will provide scratch paper. Formula sheet will be available online during testing.
Steps to take CLEP Exam:
Steps to take DSST Exam:
Correspondence Exam (Exam for other schools/colleges):
We request that you do the following things ahead of time.
1. Verify with your school that we are an approved testing site for the purposes for which you wish to use our services. If your company or institution requires a proctoring form be completed, or the specific name of the proctor, contact your desired testing center location directly to obtain updated contact information.
2. Schedule an appointment.
3. Contact your school and have the testing materials sent to us; and
4. Call or e-mail your desired testing location to confirm your appointment and that we have received the materials for your test.
1. Obtain Student ID # and Pay for Work Keys Assessment Test
Complete and follow directions on the College of Southern Maryland WorkKeys Test Payment Form. Write down your student ID# and put it someplace safe. You will need this student ID# to log into myCSMD to register.
2. Take the Work Keys Assessment Test
Students must go to the Testing Center to complete three Work-Keys® assessments: (1) Workplace Documents, (2) Graphic Literacy, and (3) Applied Mathematics available in the Testing Centers on all three campuses of the College of Southern Maryland. No test waiver is available. The cost is $45.00.
Work-Keys assessments are required before you can register for the course. FREE remedial training is available for those who do not meet minimum score levels. The fee for re-testing any one of the three assessments is $20.00 per assessment. We strongly encourage interested students to test early. Testing early will allow students to get an optimal schedule.
Preparing for the Work Keys: Sample Questions
NOTE: Each test has a maximum time of 55 minutes. You will need a picture ID and a completed WorkKeys Test Payment Form.
When arriving at the Testing Center, students will be required to log into the Work-Keys Testing Software to obtain a Work-Keys ID# (which is different from the CSM Student ID#). Please write this number down and keep it in a safe place.
3. Receive Assessment Reports
You will receive assessment reports from the Testing Center Staff. Did you meet the minimum score required to register?
· If yes....Congratulations! You will be able to register.
· If no....Don't worry. Contact the Healthcare Department by email at HTH@csmd.edu with your name and email address to set up free remedial training so you can re-test.
4. Register for your Classes
Please note that students paying with tuition assistance vouchers or paperwork and students using the tuition payment plan must register in person. Students who would like to pay for their class in full using a credit card can register online by logging into myCSMD. If you do not know your myCSMD log in, you can get your information using the student ID number you previously noted by going to this website: my.csmd.edu/usernamePasswordHelp.html.
Note: Please do not select last time slot of the day as Exam need three hours to complete.
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) - ACT Workkeys:
The NCRC is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments in Applied Math, Workplace Documents, and Graphic Literacy. This certificate is used by employers as a valid predictor of job performance and the skills needed for workplace success. Examples of what industries that will use NCRC are manufacturing, construction, information technology, and energy.
Students who take the NCRC can be eligible for college credit up to 4 credit. Credit awards is at the discretion of each school. Please check with your higher education institution for credit eligibility.
To pass the NCRC you need to achieve a Level Score of 3 or better on all 3 assessments. After completing and passing the assessments you can find your certificate at www.MyWorkKeys.com. To learn more about NCRC please visit National Career Readiness Certificate - ACT Workkeys | ACT.
To take the WorkKeys Assessments for the National Career Readiness Certificate you will need to schedule an appointment with the Testing Center and pay the $45.00 exam fee.
To prepare for the assessments, sample questions and online practice tests can be found here Preparing for Assessments - ACT Workkeys for Job Seekers | ACT.
Other Exams: Please use this option ONLY if specifically asked by testing staff.
Note: Email or call testing center for any questions. La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657; Testing_Center@csmd.edu.
If you are unable to get an appointment for the desired date, please call CSM Testing Center.