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Standardized Test and Skill Preparation Fall Semester 2012
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
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
Friday, November 2, 2012 1:00 pm—5:00 p.m. University Center Rooms 247, 250 and 253 (FADM) Saturday, November 3, 2012 9:00 am—1:00 p.m. University Center Rooms 247, 250 and 253 (FADM)
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.
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.
You must register for the exam: Online- Access the registration site through University Center’s website: www.sduniversitycenter.org/proficiency
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.
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
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
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
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)
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.
36 item test 4 passages Test on referring skills and reasoning skills
45 item test Scientific reasoning
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
Resources CAAP website: www.act.org/caap/index.htmlwww.act.org/caap/index.html (website) http://www.act.org/caap/sampletesthttp://www.act.org/caap/sampletest (sample test booklets) Math help www.math.com
Online English Tutorial http://eslus.com/LESSONS/READING/READ.HTM
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 605-367-8465 jennifer.schelske@SDUniversitycenter.org
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