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1 Standardized Test and Skill Preparation Fall Semester 2012

2  BOR policy requirement for all degree seeking students in the Regental system  The CAAP test: The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency  Developed by ACT  32/48 credit requirement for A.S. and Bachelors respectively

3  Increases the strength of academics received at state institutions  Allows comparison of students nationwide and statewide  Requires faculty to build on strengths and to identify weaknesses

4  Friday, November 2, :00 pm—5:00 p.m. University Center Rooms 247, 250 and 253 (FADM)  Saturday, November 3, :00 am—1:00 p.m. University Center Rooms 247, 250 and 253 (FADM)

5  Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Start Time: 5:00 pm University Center, Avera Hall (FADM)  Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Start Time: 9:00 am University Center, Room 149 (FADM) **Note: You will be allowed to leave after you have completed the test(s) you are retaking.

6  Thursday, October 25, 2012 Start time: 9:00 am University Center, Room 149 (FADM) **Note: You will be allowed to leave after you have completed the test(s) you are retaking.

7  You must register for the exam: Online-  Access the registration site through University Center’s website:

8  Bring the following items:  Valid driver’s license or valid picture ID  3 sharpened #2 pencils  Eraser  Wristwatch (if preferred)  Calculator  Not necessary to perform the functions on the exam, but it is allowed.

9  We will request all electronic devices be turned off and put away or left at home  Do not bring magazines, books, newspapers You are not allowed to read during testing time even if you are finished early

10  Comprised of 4 sections  Writing Skills 72 questions at 40 minutes  Math 35 questions at 40 minutes 15 minute break (MUST be back on time!)  Reading 36 questions at 40 minutes  Science Reasoning 45 questions at 40 minutes

11  72 item test consists of six prose passages, each of which is accompanied by a set of twelve multiple- choice questions.  Approximate time for each question: 30 seconds

12  The test will cover the following aspects of writing:  Grammar  Punctuation (ownership, semicolon, etc.)  Subject/verb agreement  Verb tense  Wording  Moving a phrase  Content (tone, developing, adding and deleting, main idea)

13  The 35 item content areas tested include Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.  Two subscores - Basic Algebra and College Algebra are reported along with a total score.

14  36 item test  4 passages  Test on referring skills and reasoning skills

15  45 item test  Scientific reasoning

16  Pace yourself  Find the best compromise between speed and accuracy  Answer Sheet Management  Make sure you are in the correct section when you start the test  Guessing  Not penalized on the CAAP  Attempt to eliminate wrong choices  Do not leave any blank as any questions not answered will be counted as wrong

17  Resources  DSU website: testing.aspx  SDSU website:  USD website: assessment.cfm

18  Resources  CAAP website: (website) (sample test booklets)  Math help

19  Online English Tutorial

20  If you have a disability that may cause you some difficulty in accomplishing the exam, please contact UC’s Student Services Coordinator, Jennifer Schelske, right away to ensure proper services for your needs. Jennifer Schelske Student Services Coordinator

21  Results  Arrive in 4 to 6 weeks  Scores will be posted in Web Advisor under test summary  If some of the sections are not passing:  Development plans  Re-testing  Alternative certification


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