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Testing Center


The Testing Center is located in the Baker Administration Building on our Ina Campus. We offer a range of testing services, including placement tests, general test proctoring and testing for outside agencies. You can even take examinations for college credit. View the information below to get started with Testing Center services at RLC.

COMPASS

 COMPASS is a series of untimed computerized placement tests developed by American College Testing (ACT). Students need to take the COMPASS/ASSET test if they plan to take a math or English class, or a class with a reading prerequisite. All students registering for 12 or more credit hours, or students who have accumulated 12 credit hours, must take the assessment test prior to registration. 

1 Enroll at RLC      2 Call to set up your test 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266

note icon Students are exempt if they scored at least a 20 in English, a 20 in Reading and a 22 in Math on the ACT; or a 490 in English and a 520 in Math on the SAT. COMPASS testing takes place on a daily basis on campus with other testing dates and times scheduled as needed. Test scores are valid for five years. Students are allowed to take the COMPASS/ASSET test a maximum of two times after the beginning of their senior year in high school.

COMPASS is FREE. 

Compass Testing FAQ ▼

Why should I take the Compass Test? - To evaluate the student's educational abilities for advisement and placement in areas that are important in college: English, Reading and Mathematics.

Who must take the Compass Test? - All students who register for 12 credit hours or who enroll in a college credit mathematics or English course. Test results are valid for 5 years and can be taken twice after the beginning of the student's senior year. Students who already hold college degrees, students with special testing needs or students with other special testing considerations should contact test administrators prior to testing.

Who is exempt? - Students with the following ACT scores: ENGLISH = 20, READING = 20, MATH = 22. Students with the following SAT scores: ENGLISH = 490, MATH = 520.

How many times can I test? Students may retest one time (either ASSET or Compass). The highest score will be used for placement.

Where should I test? COMPASS test is given in the RLC Testing Center, Baker Administration Building Room 116. Testing is done by appointment only at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

What are the costs? Students are not charged a fee to take the Compass.

What should I bring? Your social security number and a calculator for the math placement.

What are the tests like? Although testing is done on a computer, no computer experience is required. Directions are clearly stated, and help is available. Your test is highly individualized and tailored to your skill. There is no time limit. Most students complete the testing in about 2 hours. Scores are available as soon as testing is complete.

For more information, contact the RLC Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266 or 1268.

 

ASSET

ASSET is a testing and advising program developed by American College Testing (ACT) for placing students into postsecondary institutions. Used by nearly 400 community and technical colleges, ASSET provides a convenient paper-and-pencil format with immediate score reports for students. The ASSET placement test is given at in-district high schools and the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus. Test scores are valid for 5 years.  

ASSET is FREE. Talk to your high school guidance counselor.

 

Psychological Service Bureau (PSB)
— Medical Assistant, Nursing & Radiology

Psychological Service Bureau Health Careers Aptitude Test

PSB tests are offered once each semester, excluding summer. Testing dates are made available in August and January. Call 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266 for testing dates. PSB tests are required for students attempting entrance into the following programs: Medical Assistant, Nursing & Radiology. 

PSB is $30. Photo ID required. Get dates and schedule by calling 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Academically talented students can demonstrate mastery of certain courses or subject areas and receive college credit. 

RLC awards credit for CLEP scores of 50 or more in these subject areas:

CLEP Test … Receives credit for RLC course …
Mathematics MATH 1107
College Algebra MATH 1108
Trigonometry MATH 1109
Algebra/Trigonometry MATH 1110
Calculus MATH 1121
Macroeconomics ECON 2101
Microeconomics ECON 2102
Biology BIO 1100
Chemistry CHE 1101
American Government POLI 2101
American Literature ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112
Educational Psychology PSYC 2103
English Composition (With essay) ENGL 1101
English Literature ENGL 2109 and ENGL 2110
French FREN 1101, FREN 1102, 2101 and 2102
German GRMN 1101, GRMN 1102, 2101 and 2102
History of the United States I HIST 2101
History of the United States II HIST 2102
Human Growth & Development PSYC 2102
Humanities HUMT 1105
Psychology PSYC 2101
Sociology SOCI 1101
Spanish SPAN 1101, SPAN 1102, 2101 and 2102
Western Civilization I HIST 1101
Western Civilization II HIST 1102
Information Systems & Computer Applications CSCI 1101

$15 RLC test proctoring fee. $80 CLEP exam fee. See CLEP website for more info http://clep.collegeboard.org

 

 

Accuplacer

Accuplacer is a web-based assessment tool to determine skills in reading, writing, and math. It is untimed. Accuplacer may determine whether a student goes directly into a college-level course or a remedial class.
 

Illinois State Police (ISP)

Illinois State Police

 We are a testing site for the Illinois State Police Merit Board, which serves applicants for becoming an Illinois State Trooper.

 

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)

MSSC testing is managed through RLC's Community and Corporate Education division. Interested in taking a certification exam? Contact RLC Community and Corporate Education to set up a time to take the exam in our Testing Center.

MSSC Assessments tested at RLC include Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, Maintenance Awareness, and Green Production.

note icon Get prepared for MSSC tests with training through RLC Community and Corporate Education.

 $60 one-time setup fee. $50 per exam. Call Community and Corporate Education 618-437-5321 Ext. 1380.

 

Certiport Testing

RLC is a Certiport Testing Center where students can test for the Microsoft Professional Certifications in Academic Advisement. This allows students in the Office Systems Technology, IT Systems Assistant, and IT Systems Specialist programs to get their Microsoft certifications. The certifications give students an advantage when an employer is looking to hire someone with Microsoft skills.

General Test Proctoring

Do you need to take a test for a class at another institution? We offer convenient test proctoring with a representative of RLC's Testing Center. There is a $15 fee for each test. Call to schedule. 618-437-5321 Ext. 1268.

 

Staff

Vice President of Student Services
Phone Extension: 1205
Building: Administration
Office: 110
 
Testing and Placement Specialist
Phone Extension: 1268
Building: Administration
Office: 116
 
Testing & Placement Specialist
Phone Extension: 1266
Building: Administration
 
 

Testing Center
Department Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1268
Department Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Testing Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Testing Center

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