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Welcome to the Testing Center information page.  All testers will need an appointment to test, no walk-ins.

 

When testing on campus, all testers should arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam starts.  The Testing Center has selected spaces that allow for safety measures that comply with CDC regulations and testing groups are under the recommended group gathering numbers, 5 testers per session or less. Testers are required to wear facial masks on campus as announced through Governor Asa Hutchinson's Executive Order 20-40.  Here is a CDC guide to making your own mask provided through the ANC nursing program.

 

You will be required to complete the COVID-19 Information Sheet before entering the Testing area.

 

COVID-19 Information Sheet

 

If you do not feel well or have or had a fever in the last 24 hours, we ask that you stay home for the safety of other testers and ANC staff.

 

ANC has, and is continuing to clean our spaces to keep us safe and healthy.  If you are not comfortable with testing on campus, please contact the Testing Center ASAP.  The Testing Center is available during the normal business hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns through email or by phone.

 

Phone: 870-762-3104

Email: testingcenter@smail.anc.edu

 


 

PAX Testing 

 

PAX testing at ANC is finished until Fall 2020.  There is an option for remote PAX Testing through the National Nursing League (NLN).  For details on how to test remotely (online), contact NLN directly.

 


 

Page Contents:

 


 

IMPORTANT GENERAL TESTING INFORMATION

 

Proper ID:  All test require a picture identification.  With no photo identification, you will not be allowed to test.

 

Acceptable identification varies depending on exam.  Examples include:

  • ANC or High School Picture ID

  • State Issued Driver's License or ID

  • Passport

 

Dress comfortably:  Wear layered clothing to minimize the distraction of discomfort during testing.

 

Inclement weather:  If ANC is closed due to inclement weather, testing will be canceled or postponed.  If you are scheduled for an exam on a date when inclement weather is predicted or has occurred, please check the ANC website or Facebook page for closing information.  Rescheduling is at the responsibility of the tester.

 

Availability:  Each test session has limited seating; therefore, testers are required to register ahead of the testing session.  All reservations are first come, first served.  Remote testers will not be admitted late and will be required to reschedule.  Late admittance for in-person test sessions is not allowed 30 minutes after test reservation.

 

Prohibited materials:  Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned OFF, not just on silent, during testing.  Using or answering phones during testing is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Testing Center and invalidates test scores.

 

Accuplacer & Calculators:  The Accuplacer Exam prohibits the use of any calculator other than the built-in calculator provided in the exam system.  Accommodations are possible through ANC Disability Services.  Violators of this will have their test scores invalidated, including their Reading and Writing scores and be forced to reschedule.

 

 

Graduate Testing

ANC Graduate Testing is based on individual majors.  The chart below will help guide graduates to determine testing needed with graduating major.  See below to schedule testing session.

 

The Testing Center is available during the normal business hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns through email or by phone (cmunn@smail.anc.edu or 870-762-3104).  When calling, leave a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

  Degree Categories Test Needed  
  All transfer degrees (AA, AS, AGS) ETS Proficiency Profile  
  AAS/Criminal Justice ACAT  
  AAS/Computer Information Systems NOCTI Computer Technology  
  AAS/Office Management NOCTI Administrative Assistant  
  All transfer degrees (AA, AS, AGS) *Remote Testing ETS Proficiency Profile  
  AAS/Early Childhood NOCTI Basic Cares  
  Accuplacer *Remote Testing ANC Placement Assessment  

 

 

ANC Blytheville On-Campus & Remote Testing Options

 

 

CLEP (COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM)

 

Testers needing to take the CLEP exam must:

  1. Call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 and make an appointment.  CLEP testers need to schedule their test at least a week in advance.

  2. After being approved by the Testing Center, the tester is required to pay the fee online through the College Board website and receive an exam ticket number before confirming scheduled testing date.

  3. The Testing Center will want a copy of the CLEP ticket and CLEP ticket number before confirming scheduled testing date.

For additional information about the CLEP exams, please visit the College Board website.  Current and potential ANC students are encouraged to read the most up-to-date version of the ANC course catalog as well as the information on the CLEP website before scheduling an exam.

 

 


 

PLACEMENT TESTING

 

In accordance with Section 19 of Act 1052 of 1987, all learners must demonstrate mastery of basic skills in writing, reading, and mathematics.  ANC will accept ACT and Accuplacer scores within five (5) years of the testing session.  ANC follows the guidelines put forth by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.  Placement scores are available upon request with proper documentation.  For more information, contact the Testing Center.

 

 

ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT TESTING

 

The Accuplacer is being offered remotely (online) and on ANC campuses under strict CDC safety regulations.

 

►  Accuplacer Downloadable Study Material

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Accuplacer & Calculators:

The Accuplacer prohibits the use of any calculators other than the built-in calculator provided in the exam system.  Accommodations are possible through ANC Disability Services.  Violators of this will have their test scores invalidated, including their Reading and Writing scores and be forced to reschedule.

 

*All Accuplacer Remote Testing sessions will be recorded for ANC Records.  If a tester needs to retest after their first testing session, the tester will have to wait 30 days from original testing date or sign up with an advisor for Accuplacer Test Prep through EdReady.

 

ANC Blytheville On-Campus & Remote Testing Options

 

ANC Leachville or Osceola Accuplacer On-Campus Testing

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

ANC offers ACCUPLACER placement testing on the Main campus in Blytheville, satellite campuses in Leachville and Osceola, and Remotely, online through Zoom and other distance learning tools.  See aboveto schedule an appointment.

 

For any questions about scheduling an exam at the ANC Blytheville campus, please contact the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email us at testingcenter@smail.anc.edu.

 

ACCUPLACER placement testing is available at the other ANC campuses as follows:

  • Blytheville Main Campus:  By appointment only; see link above to schedule.

  • Osceola Center:  By appointment only; see link above to schedule.  For more information about appointments, contact 870-563-3236.

  • Leachville Center:  By appointment only; see link above to schedule.  For more information about appointments, contact 870-539-2393.

  • Center for Allied Technology:  By appointment only; see link above to schedule.  This Testing Center is mainly for overflow testing sessions during high testing periods.  Please be sure that desired testing date and time is not open with the Testing Center before scheduling an appointment with the Center for Allied Technology.  For more information about appointments, contact 870-780-1200.

  • Remote (Online) Testing:  Available for all locations by appointment only.  See above to schedule an appointment.

 

Requesting Placement Test Scores

 

To request a copy of your placement test scores, please fill out the Placement Score Request Form.

 

If you are requesting COMPASS scores, please read the following before requesting your scores from Arkansas Northeastern College:

Beginning January 1, 2017, COMPASS removed ANC's access to tester placement scores.

 

 


 

NLN PAX EXAM

 

The National League of Nursing (NLN) pre-admission nursing exam required for students applying to either the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program or Practical Nursing (LPN) Program at ANC.  The NLN PAX exams are scheduled during the Spring and Fall semesters.  Testers are allowed to take the PAX exam once in the Fall and once in the Spring.  This and other important information are outlined in the RN Program and the LPN Program information packets.

 

It is required for those wanting to study with the ANC LPN or RN programs first to speak to the ANC Nursing Advisor, read, and understand the guidelines written in the packet before registering for a PAX exam.

 

PAX Testing takes place in the Testing Center at the Arkansas Northeastern College main campus in Blytheville. Dates may be rescheduled due campus closure or inclement weather.  Testers will be notified through email or phone when changes arrive and will be informed on how to reschedule.

 

IMPORTANT PAX TEST INFORMATION

 

Before Registering for an Exam

Please read the following sections very carefully.  Failure to complete this process or follow the guidelines properly will leave you without a seat regardless of payment.

 

 

PAX Testing COVID-19 UPDATE:

Seating is limited in order to keep in compliance with safety guidelines released by the CDC.  All testers will be required to wear masks and complete COVID-19 screening information.  Remote testing is still available through the National League of Nursing (NLN).  Please contact NLN directly for instructions and if applying for Arkansas Northeastern College, be sure ANC is selected to receive complete test scores.

More on remote testing through NLN.



PAX Registration Process and Guidelines

Registering for the exam:


1.  Secure a seat through HERE.

 

  1. Please use a valid email address that is checked regularly.

  2. Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis; however, testers should check in often as seats may become available with time.

  3. After completing the registration, a confirmation email stating the seat is reserved and the tester must pay a $55.00 exam fee within 4 business days to the ANC Business Office to keep confirmed seat.  If not paid for by 4:30pm on the 4th business day, the seat will be opened for the next tester.

  4. The Testing Center checks regularly for payments and testers can bring, email, or scan a copy of their receipt for the exam to the Testing Center for faster results.

  5. It is the tester's responsibility to notify the Testing Center directly if a third-party is paying for exam session in order to maintain seat reservation (i.e. TAA, Professional Development, etc.)

  6. The $55.00 testing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  If the exam is paid and needs to be rescheduled, please contact the Testing Center as soon as possible.

 

2.  Once the tester's payment is received, the tester will receive a confirmation email from the Testing Center.

 

 

 

Registration Guidelines

  • Only one exam reservation at a time.  A tester with more than one reservation will lose their seat reservation even if exam is paid for.


  • Test dates and times are subject to change.  Registration opens the day that it is posted, unless otherwise noted, and closes at 4:30pm a week before the exam date (e.g. if the exam is on Friday 14th, the last time you can register for the exam would be Thursday the 6th at 4:30pm).


  • Testers should check the email used for registration regularly for updates and reminders about their exam date.

For assistance or clarification, call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email testingcenter@smail.anc.edu.




On Test Day


Arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled test time.  This gives testers time to check their login information for the testing platform.


Testing is expected to start on time.  Once the test begins, testers cannot get into the test session.

 

Tester MUST provide a government issued identification in order to take the PAX exam.

 

Tester MUST bring the receipt to testing session and without a record of payment in the ANC Student Portal or a receipt on file with the ANC Business Office, tester WILL NOT be allowed into the testing session.

 

 

Dress comfortably:  Wear layered clothing to minimize the distraction of discomfort during testing.

 

Prohibited materials:  Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned OFF, not just on silent, during testing.  Using or answering phones during testing is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Testing Center and invalidation of test scores.

 

Calculators:  Students are not allowed to bring their own calculator to the PAX exam; the exam proctor will provide testers with a calculator for the exam.

 

 

 

PREPARING FOR THE PAX

 

The following section provides resources to help student prepare for the NLN PAX exam.

 

PAX Test Blueprint

Students can read the NLN Blueprint to gain an understanding of how the exam works.

PAX Test Blueprint

PAX Study Aids

 


 

PROCTORING SERVICES

 

Proctoring ANC Tests

ANC Faculty looking to have their tests proctored by the ANC Testing Center should contact the Testing Center to make an appointment and must complete the Exam Proctoring Cover Sheet, regardless if the exam is computer-based or paper and pencil.  If the Instructor intends to test their entire class with the Testing Center, they will need to attach a copy of their class roster with the Exam Proctoring Cover Sheet.  In filling out the form, be sure to complete all the information and include any specific instructions that the Test Proctor will need to administer the test, including the materials allowed during testing.

 

Testing for Other Colleges

ANC will proctor tests for learners taking correspondence courses from other accredited colleges and universities.  Call in advance to set an appointment.  Testers will be asked to fill out information for the Testing Center's records.  The tester's instructor is responsible for providing all the necessary information to administer the exam before the scheduled testing session.  The tester is responsible for connecting with the Testing Center for test sessions and other needs and also connecting their instructor with the ANC Testing Coordinator for proctoring needs.

 


 

TEST ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Testers that require special accommodations for physical and/or learning disabilities, must visit Admissions & Student Services in Statehouse Hall to discuss any and all paperwork needed to identify the accommodations needed for testing.  Testers will need to make an appointment to take their exam a few days to a week in advance, as most exams require special arrangements.

 

 

 

 

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