Student Affairs

Assessment & Testing Center

The Assessment & Testing Center offers many services for future and current students, as well as for community members.

 

Course Placement

Course placement can be achieved through a variety of means. Please visit our placement page for more information.

Distance Proctoring

Students who reside outside of driving distance to the college may request distance proctoring for our three placement assessments. Students can choose to have the assessment(s) proctored at another higher education institution in their area or online through ProctorU. Distance proctoring has additional fees payable to the institution at which the test is proctored or to ProctorU. Please complete and submit the Distance Placement Proctoring form to request this service.

Requesting Placement Scores

Students who need a copy of their placement scores for use at other institutions may request those to be emailed, faxed, mailed or picked-up in person at the Main Campus in Auburn. Please complete and submit the Placement Score Request form to request scores.

College Success Assessment

Placement in English and reading classes can be determined through an online assessment called College Success. 

Prospective students must:

  • Complete the application for admission online.
  • Bring your Student ID number (SID) and a picture ID to the Testing Center(see the locations and hours listed below).

Test Fee: $10.00

Time: untimed, plan to allow 1 to 1.5 hours to complete

Mode: computer based

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hours at the main campus, offered by appointment only at the Kent and Enumclaw Campuses.

Retake Policy: Effective 12/1/2016 there will be set waiting periods of 1 day, 30 days and 90 days between attempts.

  • Between the initial test and the 1st retake there is a 1 day waiting period
  • Between retake 1 and retake 2 there is a 30 day waiting period
  • Between retake 2 and retake 3, and any additional retakes, there is a 90 day waiting period.

 College Success and WAMAP retake policy

WAMAP

Math placement can be achieved through online Math Entrance exams using the Washington Mathmatics Assessment and Placement (WAMAP) testing platform.

Test Fee: $10.00

Time: untimed and you must complete this assessment in one sitting, plan to allow 1 to 1.5 hours to complete this assessment

Mode: computer based

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hoursa t the main campus, offered by appointment only at the Kent and Enumclaw Campuses. Students should take the test for the math class they are attempting to enter. For example, if you wish to get into Math 072, take WAMAP for Math 072.

Advanced Preparation: students must complete the practice test online, for more information visit the WAMAP placement page.

Calculator Use: calculators are allowed for all WAMAP exams for MATH 070 and above and will be provided by the testing center.

Retake Policy: Effective 12/1/2016 there will be set waiting periods of 1 day, 30 days and 90 days between attempts.

  • Between the initial test and the 1st retake there is a 1 day waiting period
  • Between retake 1 and retake 2 there is a 30 day waiting period
  • Between retake 2 and retake 3, and any additional retakes, there is a 90 day waiting period

College Success and WAMAP retake policy

Spelling

The spelling test is required for entry into ENGL 108 - Medical Terminology.

Test Fee: $0

Administration Fee: $5.00

Time: timed, 5 minutes for each test

Mode: paper and pencil 

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hours. Students are given a list of 30 commonly misspelled words and must determine whether they are spelled correctly or incorrectly in 5 minutes. There are two versions - test A and test B; if students do not achieve the required score on test A they are immediately offered test B. Students must take tests A and B back to back, they are not allowed to leave and return later.

GED®

You may take the GED® if you are age 19 or older. However, if you are 16 to 18 years of age, you may take the GED® if you bring an original, signed form from the district office in the school district where you live. This form is called “Request for Approval to Test for Certificate of Educational Competence.” You cannot take the GED® without this form if you are under age 19.

Exception for home-schooled students: If you are under age 19 and have been home-schooled, you must either obtain the "Request for Approval to Test" mentioned above, or you may choose to have your parent or guardian write a letter stating that you have completed a home-school program, and have this letter notarized. This letter will serve in place of the "Request for Approval to Test" form.

Preparing for the GED®

High School Equivalency preparation classes are offered at Green River each quarter for a $25 tuition charge. Classes help students to prepare and improve skills in reading and writing in the areas of literature, science, social studies, as well as math.

To sign up for preparation classes:

1. Fill out an application for admission online (the $20, non-refundable, application fee can be paid along with tuition)
2. Bring your Student ID number (SID) and a photo ID to RLC 125, hours vary, please call (253) 833-9111 ext. 2315 for more information
3. Complete the CASAS assessment - allow up to 2.5 hours
4. Sign up for preparation classes upon completion of the CASAS assessment, on a space available basis
5. Pay the $20 application fee and $25 tution charge

Registering for and Scheduling Testing

All testing registration, scheduling and score reporting will be managed through www.ged.com.

  • Hours of testing:
    • Testing is generally offered Monday and Wednesday each week
    • Exact testing times are based on the subject selected and test center availability
  • Tests can be scheduled one subject at a time or multiple subjects back to back, based on availability
    • Mathematical Reasoning (120 minutes English & Spanish)
    • Reasoning through Language Arts (155 minutes English, 147 minutes Spanish)
    • Science (95 minutes English & Spanish)
    • Social Studies (95 minutes English & Spanish)
  • Payment must be made online, with a debit or credit card, to complete the scheduling process
    • Each subject costs $30, for a total of $120 for the full set
    • If you do not have a debit or credit card, please come to the testing center to purchase a payment voucher.
  • Testers who are 16, 17, or 18 years of age:
    • Obtain a "Request for Approval to Test" form from the last school attended or district office
    • Begin the registration process online
    • Submit the form to the testing center for processing
    • Complete the registration process and schedule tests

Getting Transcripts

All score transcripts are managed through http://www.ged.com/.

Testers who started January 2014 or later can log into their account to review scores and request transcripts.

If you tested prior to 2014 you will need to know approximately what year you earned your certificate - between 2002 and 2014 or prior to 2002. Follow the prompts to request transcripts.

Instructional

Many Green River instructors arrange for students to take their tests in the Assessment & Testing Center rather than in the classroom.

If your instructor plans to use the Testing Center, he or she will let you know which day the testing will take place.

Steps to taking a classroom test

  • Please plan to arrive at the Testing Center with sufficient time to complete your test before the center closes. We will not give tests out 30 minutes prior to closing.
  • You must present picture ID to receive a test.
  • You must be prepared to provide the name of your instructor and the name of your class (i.e. Psychology 100).
  • If your test requires a scantron, please have your name, and course filled out in pen. Scantrons can be purchased at the Paper Tree Bookstore.

For a full list of things to know before you test, see our Student Instructions and Responsibilities

Other Tests

Nelson Denny

The Nelson Denny Reading Test is designed to measure students' vocabulary, comprehension and reading rate. This test is a requirement for entry into several Career and Technical Education programs.

Test Fee: $10.00 

Administration Fee: $5.00

Time: timed, roughly 1 hour

Mode: computer based

Process: offered on a drop-in basis at the main Auburn campus, during all open hours

Non-Green River Testing

If you are in need of proctoring services, we may be the place for you! Please see our information below, or call 253-833-9111 x2650 for more information.

Proctoring Exams for Schools and Agencies

The Assessment & Testing Center at Green River offers proctoring services for individuals taking distance education or online courses through other institutions, as well as certifications and other employment tests for agencies.

Administration Fee: $25.00 per test

Time: dependent on institution/agency requirements

Mode: dependent on institution/agency requirements

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hours 

Advanced Preparation: Test materials must be submitted by the institution/agency. Inquiries about setting up testing with Green River can be directed to assessment@greenriver.edu or 253-833-9111 x2650.

TEAS Testing

Some schools in the South Puget Sound area require the TEAS test for admission into their nursing programs. If you are not able to test at the school for which you are applying, we may be able to proctor this exam for you.

Fees: $25.00 - Proctoring Fee (payable to Green River Testing Center)
         Additional fees are due online when registering for testing and must be paid with a credit or debit card.

Time: up to 4 hours

Mode: computer based

Process: offered by request based on Testing Center schedule availability, call 253-833-9111 x2652 to inquire if we have an upcoming test date.

Advanced Preparation: Students must have an ATI account. Go to www.atitesting.com to set one up and bring your username and password with you when you come to test

Hours and Contact

Please allow enough time to complete your exam or assessment in one sitting. COMPASS and College Success are the only assessments that can be continued at another time. Please reference the above tabs for more information on average exam lengths.

**No exams can be started within 30 minutes of closing, and WAMAP exams must begin 1 hour before closing. **

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