The First Coast Technical College Test Center is located on the First Coast Technical College main campus, in Building A.
TESTING IS SCHEDULED BY APPOITMENT ONLY. TO SCHEUDLE YOUR TEST PLEASE CONTACT:
Caitlyn Stewart: FCTC Testing Coordinator at (904) 547-3390 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: 5:30PM (limited)
- Students must bring a VALID, government issued ID with them in order to test
- All students must report to the testing center 15 minutes before their start time
- 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 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 or within six weeks of initial 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 NOT be allowed to use a calculator on any portion of the locator test.
- 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. Please raise your hand before you begin this section and the proctor will bring you one.
- When you have finished the test, you may leave all items (admission slip, pencil, scratch paper) at your seat and exit the testing room.
- 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
- Do not click out of the test screen or your test will stop
- Leave all scratch paper and supplies at your desk when you are finished.
- Your results will be available immediately. Raise your hand when you are finished and a proctor will help you retrieve your scores.
- The passing score is a 55%.
- You must wait 90 days to retest.
- Test scores are valid for two years.
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.
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).