Test Center

The Test Center is located on the FCTC Main Campus in Building A. Testing is scheduled by appointment only.

Please refer to the August Calendar 2019, and September Calendar 2019 plus Scheduling Information.

To schedule your Assessment Test, please email  FCTC Testing Coordinator or call (904) 547-3390.

Please note, 24 hours notice is required for all appointments!

Office hours are 8 AM – 3 PM. Please leave a message with your phone number and email and your call will be returned within one business day.

  • Open test start times: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM
  • Evening start times (limited availability) 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM
  • Retests are 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

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required of all adult students and postsecondary students enrolling in a technical program of 450 hours or more.  The TABE tests your abilities in reading, math, and English, as you’ll apply them in the workforce or classroom.

TABE Score Requirements by Program

What is the TABE?

TABE is a diagnostic test used to determine a person’s skill levels and aptitudes. The TABE tests your abilities in reading, math, and English, as you’ll apply them in the workforce or classroom. Although there’s no such thing as passing or failing the TABE test, your score can determine your eligibility for many programs that can have a positive effect on your life situation.

  • If you are a GED bound student, the TABE test is used for placement purposes in adult education programs. Your scores on the assessment will let us know where to begin your instruction in class.
  • If you are a student entering a technical studies program, the TABE test is used to demonstrate basic skill level achievement as required by the Department of Education.

What to Expect on the TABE

Day 1: Language and Math (total allowable time- 3 hours and 10 minutes)
Locator: The first part of each test is a “locator” which is used to assess your ability in the subject. The locator will determine the appropriate level of the TABE to give you.

  • You will be given the following amount of time for each locator section:
    • Mathematics Part 1: 15 minutes
    • Mathematics Part 2: 15 minutes
    • Language: 25 minutes

Math: The math section of the test is broken into two parts. You will have 75 minutes to complete 40 questions total in two sections. Some levels of the test allow resources such as a calculator, ruler, etc. All tools are provided for you on screen. Hand-held tools are not allowed.

Language: You will have 60 minutes to complete 40 questions.

Day 2: Reading (total allowable time- 2 hours and 45 minutes)

Locator: The first part of each test is a “locator” which is used to assess your ability in the subject. The locator will determine the appropriate level of the TABE to give you.

  • You will be given the following amount of time for each locator section:
    • Reading: 45 minutes

Reading: You will have 120 minutes to complete 47 questions.

*Both days of testing should be completed within one week*

Tips for Taking TABE

  • Be positive and do your best.
  • Relax, it’s normal to be somewhat nervous before taking a test. Don’t worry!
  • Read the directions for each test section carefully.
  • Plan your time well. Each test section is timed. Do not spend too much time on any one test question. If it takes too long to answer a question, skip it and return to it later, if time permits. First respond to all questions of which you are certain of the answer.
  • Before answering a question, be sure you know what is being asked. For example, a test question might say, “Which of these is not an even number?” If you read the question too quickly, you may miss the word not and answer incorrectly.
  • Do not read into a question something that is not there. There are no trick questions.
  • Trust your instincts. When rechecking, change an answer only when you are sure that your first answer choice was wrong.
  • If you are not sure how to answer a question, rule out answer choices that you know are incorrect. Then mark your best guess.
  • Remember that the score you will receive on TABE is only one way to measure your skills. TABE will show you the skills you have now and those you need to learn.

You cannot fail TABE!

Practicing for the TABE

The following sites offer practice tests and online tutorials to help you prepare for the TABE test:

TEAS

  • 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: 64 minutes, 53 questions
    • Mathematics: 54 minutes, 36 questions
    • Science: 63 minutes, 53 questions
    • English and Language: 28 minutes, 28 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:
    • Students may test a maximum of two times in 30 days. Students must wait 2 weeks between the first and second attempts. Additionally, if the minimum score is not met on the second attempt, the student must wait 30 days from their last test date in order to test again.
    • Students must pay for each individual exam and retake with registration prior to scheduling their test.
  • 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 case-by-case, and therefore this assistance is not guaranteed.

Wonderlic

What is the Wonderlic?

Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) measures a candidate’s basic verbal and math skills based upon job requirements.

  • If you are a student entering a technical studies program, this test is used to demonstrate basic skill level achievement as required by the Department of Education.

What to Expect on the Wonderlic

  • Administration Method: Online
  • Number of Questions: 50 verbal/45 math
  • Time Limit: timed/20 min each section

Quantitative Skills Measured

Each Quantitative Test assesses the 14 quantitative skills outlined below.

Basic Math Computation: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

  • Whole numbers
  • Whole monetary units
  • Whole units of measure including English and Metric units of time, length, weight, and distance

Math Computation and Quantitative Evaluation

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Whole numbers
  • Whole monetary units
  • Proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Fractional monetary units
  • Fractional units of measure including units of time, English and Metric units of length, weight and distance
  • Computation of rates, proportions and percentages
  • Evaluation and interpretation of line, bar or pie graphs
  • Comparisons of fractional magnitudes

Algebra and Geometry

  • Computation of rates, proportions and percentages
  • Evaluation, simplification and solving of variable expressions and equations
  • Computation and identification of magnitude of lengths, angles, areas and volumes of plane and solid geometric figures

Verbal Skills Measured

Each Verbal Test assesses the 12 verbal skills outlined below.

Locate, Understand and Use Information in Various Formats

  • Locate specific information in various formats
  • Understand and use “how to” instructions
  • Use literature and other written information

Recognize Word Meanings by Definition of Context

  • Complete a sentence with an appropriate word in context
  • Recognize word meanings
  • Recognize multiple meaning of words used in context
  • Recognize meanings of unfamiliar words used in context

Recognize and Identify Proper Grammar and Sentence Construction

  • Identify a complete sentence
  • Identify agreement of subject and verb
  • Recognize standard sentence structure
  • Complete compound and complex sentence construction
  • Recognize errors in a compound and complex sentence

Tips for Taking Wonderlic

  • Be positive and do your best.
  • Relax, it’s normal to be somewhat nervous before taking a test. Don’t worry!
  • Read the directions for each test section carefully.
  • Plan your time well. Each test section is timed. Do not spend too much time on any one test question. If it takes too long to answer a question, skip it and return to it later, if time permits. First respond to all questions of which you are certain of the answer.
  • Before answering a question, be sure you know what is being asked. For example, a test question might say, “Which of these is not an even number?” If you read the question too quickly, you may miss the word not and answer incorrectly.
  • Do not read into a question something that is not there. There are no trick questions.
  • Trust your instincts. When rechecking, change an answer only when you are sure that your first answer choice was wrong.
  • If you are not sure how to answer a question, rule out answer choices that you know are incorrect. Then mark your best guess.
  • Remember that the score you will receive on Wonderlic is only one way to measure your skills. Wonderlic will show you the skills you have now and those you need to learn. You cannot fail Wonderlic!

Practicing for the Wonderlic:

The following sites offer practice tests and online tutorials to help you prepare for the Wonderlic test:

About Wonderlic Basic Skills Test

CASAS

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 enrolled in 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 want to take the GED, please refer to the GED age waiver policy.

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