The First Coast Technical College Test Center is located on the First Coast Technical College main campus, in Building A.
Testing Center Schedule:
*Please note, some hours may be different from those typically offered, please refer to the monthly calendar for availability.
TESTING IS SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST PLEASE CONTACT:
Caitlyn Stewart: FCTC Testing Coordinator at (904) 547-3390 or [email protected] Office hours: 11:00am-3:00pm (please leave a message outside of these hours and your call will be returned within 1 business day)
- Open testing dates start times: 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30pm, 1:30pm
- Evening hours start time: 3:30PM, 5:30PM (limited)
- *retests scheduled every half hour during these hours
- Students must bring a VALID, government issued, photo ID with them in order to test
- Students who arrive more than 15 minutes past their start time will not be allowed to test until the next available start time.
- Please request any approved accommodations at the time of scheduling
TABE Testing is required of all adult students and postsecondary students enrolling in a technical program of 450 hours or more. This assessment must be completed prior to enrollment. This examination is designed to assess students’ skill level in reading, math and language.
- The test proctor will give you an admission slip with your login information.
- You will be given a pencil and scratch paper to use during the test. You may have nothing else with you during the test, and these materials must remain at your seat when finished.
- Before beginning the test, you will be given a “locator” to assess your ability in each area.
- The locator will determine the appropriate level of the TABE to give you in each subject.
- You will be given the following amount of time for each locator section:
- Reading: 12 minutes
- Mathematics Computation: 5 minutes
- Applied Mathematics: 8 minutes
- Language: 12 minutes
- After the locator, you will be given the TABE test.
- The test is 4 sections, and each section is timed individually.
- Reading: 25 minutes
- Mathematics Computation: 15 minutes
- Applied Mathematics: 25 minutes
- Language: 25 minutes
- During the applied mathematics section you are allowed to use a calculator. The calculator is built in to the test, and the icon for this tool will appear on screen when it is available to you.
- For more information on the TABE and for practice question sets, visit: http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5398/urlt/tabe_book4web.pdf
- Please bring your ATI account login and password information with you to test. The test proctors do not have access to this information!
- The test consists of 170 questions
- You will have 3 hours and 29 minutes to take the full test
- The test is broken down as follows:
- Reading: 58 minutes, 48 questions
- Mathematics: 51 minutes, 34 questions
- Science: 66 minutes, 54 questions
- English and Language Usage: 34 minutes, 34 questions
- Free practice tests are available at: https://www.test-guide.com/free-teas-practice-tests.html
- There is a 10 minute break allowed after the math test
- Any other breaks are considered unscheduled and will count against your total time
- Your results will be available immediately.
- The passing score is a 55%.
- Retesting Policy:
- For scores between 50%-54.9%, you must wait 30 days to retest. For scores below 50% you must wait 90 days to retest.Test scores are valid for two years.
- Special Accommodations:
- Students wanting to request special accommodations on the TEAS must submit a request to the testing department and program specialist at least 30 days in advance. Please note, a student’s need for accommodations is determined on a case by case basis, and therefore this assistance is not guaranteed
The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam is a cognitive ability test that was created to evaluate prospective applicants’ learning abilities, adaptive abilities, problem solving and instruction following capabilities. A sample test can be found at: http://www.wonderlictestprep.com/cognitive-ability-test/practice-test/
- The exam consists of 50 questions to be completed in 12 minutes.
- Scores are calculated by the number of correct answers. Every question is valued the same regardless of its placement or difficulty.
- Students wishing to study EMT, Firefighter, or EMT/Fire combo must earn a score of at least 15 on the Wonderlic to be considered for the program.
- The cost to test is $20. This fee applies to a student’s initial test, as well as any necessary retests. The student must return to registration to pay for a retest before they will be allowed to take the assessment again in testing.
- Retesting Policy:
- Students may take the Wonderlic assessment a maximum of four times. After the initial test, a student may choose to retest that same day, if necessary, but must wait 30 minutes in between start times. If a second retest is necessary, the student must wait one week from the date of their last test. If a final retest is needed, the student must wait 30 days from the date of their last test.
- Special Accommodations:
- Students wanting to request special accommodations on the Wonderlic assessment must submit a request to the testing department at least 30 days in advance. Please note, because of the unique nature of the test, Wonderlic assesses a student’s need for accommodations on a case by case basis, and therefore this assistance is not guaranteed.
The CASAS test is given to ESOL students wanting to enroll in English Language courses.
- The test is 2 parts:
- Reading test- 1 hour
- Listening test- about 1 hour *HEADPHONES PROVIDED FOR THIS SECTION*
- You will need to enter your first and last name before starting your test.
- When finished, you will take your scores to registration to be put into English classes.
PEARSON VUE TESTS:
All scheduling for Pearson VUE tests (including the GED) must be done through the Pearson VUE website. https://home.pearsonvue.com/
- Each Pearson VUE test will have its own rules, allowances, and ID requirements based on the test sponsor. Please refer to the website for questions on what is needed and allowed during testing for your particular exam.
- For students under the age of 18 who are wanting to take the GED, please refer to the GED age waiver policy (link to doc).