To ensure academic success, new students at Itasca are required to take a placement test. The College Board Placement Test, Accuplacer, assesses skill levels in English composition, mathematics and reading. Test results are used to determine the appropriate course placement. Placement tests are offered on a regular basis throughout the year and the first set of tests are free.
A student who meets one of the following criteria and can provide documentation may be exempt from taking the assessment:
If you want to take the placement test at Itasca, please review the Placement Test Schedule and make an appointment online. If you have a disability or a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions, please contact Disability Services at 218-322-2433 V/TTY.
You may wish to prepare for placement tests by reviewing the following sample questions and study materials:
- Sample Test Questions
- Student Review Materials (This site is not endorsed by ICC or the Accuplacer College Board. However, students have found this review helpful in preparing for the placement tests.
- Accuplacer Sample Test Questions
- Math Practice Exams with Video Solutions (developed by ARCC Math Dept.)
Placement results do not determine admission to, do determine courses placement. If your reading score results in placement into Reading 0092, you must enroll in Reading 0092 during your first semester. If your scores are below the lowest level of developmental coursework, you may be referred to Adult Basic Education (ABE) .
You are expected to complete all courses numbered below 1000 prior to the completion of 30 credits.
If you are not satisfied with your placement results, you may retest once per subject area. A $10 retest fee will be charged. Retest options apply only to initial course placements. Once you have begun any course in English composition or math, you may not use the retest option to attempt to change your placement. To appeal initial course placement, contact a counselor or advisor.
Course enrollment may be canceled if you do not follow the placement test requirement. Course refunds may not be issued for inappropriate registration.
Itasca Community College is an official General Educational Development (GED) testing center. The tests are high school equivalency examinations, which are designed for persons at least 19 years of age who are not Currently enrolled in high school. Age waivers are required for anyone under 19 years of age. Components of the test include English usage, essay writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. The tests are offered in your choice of a paper-and-pencil test or a computer-based test. For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Gillman at 218-322-2390.
|September 16 & 18||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|October 14 & 16||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|October 21 & 23||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|October 28 & 30||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|November 4 & 6||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|November 13||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|November 18 & 20||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|November 25 and 27||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|December 2 & 4||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|December 9 & 11||12:00pm - 4:30pm|
|December 14||9:00am - 4:00pm|
The GED test will be changing, effective January 1, 2014.
For more information, check out this short video.
The Testing Center provides proctoring services for students who are in external study programs. Persons wishing to schedule a test may contact Elizabeth Gillman at 218-322-2390.
Itasca Community College is an official site for MTLE testing. MTLE tests are administered at least one Saturday per month. To register for these tests, contact Elizabeth at 218-322-2390 or MTLE directly at www.mtle.nesinc.com.
MTLE Test Dates
|September 7th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|September 14th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|October 5th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|October 19th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|November 16th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|November 23rd||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|November 30th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|December 14th||9:00am - 4:00pm|
Itasca Community College is an official site for ACT testing. ACT tests take place at various times on Saturdays throughout the academic year. To register for the test, contact ACT directly at www.act.org.
ICC is a remote testing site for the ACT Compass test. ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:
Tests are proctored by appointment only. For information on the content of the test, visit the www.act.org/compass.
Contact Elizabeth Gillman at 218-322-2390 with questions.
The ParaPro Assessment measures skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. Tests are proctored by appointment only. For information on the content of the test visit the ParaPro website. Persons interested in more information or to sign up for a test can call Elizabeth Gillman at 218-322-2390.
Itasca Community College is an official testing center for Comira. Comira offers computer based exams for a wide variety of organizations. For a full list of organizations with tests available, and to register for tests, please visit the Comira Website. Persons interested in more information can call Elizabeth Gillman at 218-322-2390.
Itasca Community College is an official testing site for all Person VUE tests. A list of available tests can be found on the Person VUE website. To register for a Person VUE test, contact Elizabeth Gillman at 218-322-2390.
Students who need to make up a test can do so during regular Testing Center hours. It is the student's responsibility to contact their instructor and have the test sent down to the Testing Center. There are sign up sheets outside the Testing Center door for students who are interested in taking a test.
Monday and Wednesday
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Please call or stop in to make an appointment. Walk-in testing is not always available.
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