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Assessment Center

The Assessment Center provides a welcoming, secure, quiet, proctored testing environment for students.

Information

(505) 224-3244

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Hybrid/Blended & Make-up testing Only)

9am to 4pm

 

Testing Locations

Testing Services Offered

Testing Requirements

  • CNM ID or government issued photo ID
  • Additional requirements may exist per exam

    Testing Services Offered

    CNM Assessment Services offer the following services.

    Accuplacer

    Reading, Sentence Skills (English), and Math Placement Exams are offered to determine your appropriate course level. All test scores are valid for five years.

    Basic Math

    Given daily and meets the requirements for the ADN, PN, and MLT majors.

    Biology Placement

    Used to determine course placement depending on the skill level of the student. This exam is intended for students with significant prior experience in chemistry and biology.

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Offer credit for a variety of Arts & Sciences courses to enrolled students.

    Companion Exams (Special Accomodations)

    Administered to those needing special accommodations for Accuplacer testing.

    French Placement Exam

    Used to determine course placement depending on the skill level of the student.

    General Educational Development (GED)

    Offered at the CNM Workforce Training Center, Main and Rio Rancho campuses.

    Health, Wellness and Public Safety

    Given throughout the term at Main campus to students who are currently enrolled in Health, Wellness and Public Safety classes.

    IT1010 Challenge Exam (IC 3)

    Offers credit for IT1010 course

    Spanish Placement Exam

    Used to determine course placement depending on the skill level of the student.

    Information on obtaining copies of SAT/ACT scores

    Testing Tips

    • It is best if you have eaten and are well rested before taking any test. Allow yourself plenty of time to take the test.

    • We are here to help, ask questions if you do not understand directions before each test begins. Read directions carefully. Make sure you understand the material.

    • Visit www.cnm.edu/assessment for available study guides. Take practice tests to see what areas you need to study.

    • Find a comfortable, quiet place to study. Such as our CNM ACE Learning Tutoring Centers.

    • Space out your studying, focusing on one subject at a time.

    • Do your best. Scores are used to determine how long it will take you to meet your educational goals.

    Hybrid/Blended & Make-up Testing

    Computer based Hybrid/Blended and all Make-up exams can be administered at the following Assessment locations: BT-2 Main Campus, Montoya, Westside, Rio Rancho campuses. Paper based Hybrid/Blended exams are only administered at BT-2 Main campus.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Hybrid/Blended & Make-up exams only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    Hybrid/Blended & Make-up Testing Requirements

    Address

    Central New Mexico Community College
    525 Buena Vista, S.E.; BT # 2 (mailing address)
    1401 Basehart S.E. (physical address)
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

    Contact

    (505) 224-4233

    Fax

    (505) 224-4494

    Email

    dlmtestcenter@cnm.edu

    Health Occupation Basic Entrance Test (HOBET)

    The HOBET exam measures basic essential skills in the academic areas of Reading (48 questions), Mathematics (34 questions), Science (54 questions), and English and language usage (34 questions).

    The HOBET exam is required for these HWPS programs:

    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Veterinary Technology
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Radiology Technology

    About the HOBET Exam

    • The exam fee is $35.00 (payable at time of exam)
    • Textbooks, notebooks, paper and children are not allowed in the testing lab
    • Scratch paper is provided and will be collected
    • Students may retest after 24 hours
    • The exam may be given up to 4 hours prior to closing
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley

    Requirements

    • Photo ID
    • Credit card, Debit card or Pre-paid card for $35 fee

    Obtaining HOBET scores

    Results are available immediately after the exam through www.atialliedhealth.com.

    • HOBET flyer and minimum score requirements

    Main Campus Assessment Center

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    At the Assessment Center we offer testing services that include Accuplacer, Biology, CLEP, Companion Exams, Fisdap, French, GED, Health and Wellness, TEAS V, IT1010 Challenge, and Spanish.

    Address

    Student Services Center - Second Floor
    Room SC-204
    900 University, SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106-4096

    Contact

    (505) 224-3243

    Fax

    (505) 224-3258

    Montoya Campus Assessment Center

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    At the Assessment Center we offer testing services that include Accuplacer, Biology, CLEP, Companion ExamsFrench, Health and Wellness, TEAS V, IT1010 Challenge, and Spanish.

    Address

    Tom Wiley Hall - Second Floor
    Room TW-203
    4700 Morris, NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87111-3704

    Contact

    (505) 224-5761

    Rio Rancho Campus Assessment Center

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    At the Assessment Center we offer testing services that include Accuplacer, Biology, CLEP, Companion ExamsFrench, GED, Health and Wellness, HOBET, IT1010 Challenge, and Spanish.

    Address

    Assessment Center
    Room RR-102
    2601 Campus Blvd., NE
    Rio Rancho, NM 87144

    Contact

    (505) 224-4912

    Fax

    (505) 224-4966

    South Valley Campus Assessment Center

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

     

    At the Assessment Center we offer testing for Accuplacer only.

    Address

    Student Services
    Building 1
    5816 Isleta Blvd., SW
    Albuquerque, NM 87105

    Contact

    (505) 224-5000

    Fax

    (505) 224-5015

    Testing Hours

    Monday - Friday, 8am to 3pm

    Westside Campus Assessment Center

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    At the Assessment Center we offer testing services that include Accuplacer, Biology, CLEP, Companion ExamsFrenchHealth and Wellness, TEAS V, IT1010 Challenge, and Spanish.

    Address

    Student Services Center
    WSII, Room 113
    10549 Universe Blvd., NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87114

    Contact

    (505) 224-5382

    Fax

    (505) 224-5383

    Workforce Training Center Assessment Center

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    At the Assessment Center we offer Testing Services for General Educational Development (GED) exam only.

    Address

    Workforce Training Center
    Eagle Rock Ave. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Contact

    (505) 224-5263

    Fax

    (505) 224-5269

    Accuplacer

    The Accuplacer exam tests your skills in reading, sentence skills (English) and Math, to determine which classes you are prepared to take.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the Accuplacer Exam

    • The exam is computer based
    • Completely free
    • Results are given upon completion of the exam
    • Scores are good for five years
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis
    • The exam is self-paced and is not timed
    • On average, the exam takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete
    • Re-test as many times as you like
    • Paper and pencil version “Companion” exam is available, and takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete
    • It is highly encouraged that CNM students first apply to the college

    Rules

    • Textbooks, notebooks, dictionaries, calculators, and paper are not allowed in the testing room
    • Children or other visitors are not allowed in the testing room
    • Anyone who gives or receives help during the tests, uses notes, books of any kind, will not be allowed to continue the test
    • No test materials or notes may be removed from the test room
    • CNM may cancel any test score if there is reason to question the validity of the test scores
    • Wait 24 hours to take the exam again

    Practice the Accuplacer Exam

    I'm ready to take a practice Accuplacer exam!

    Testing Tips

    What are some test taking tips and strategies?

    Accuplacer Placement Score Guide

    Placement Score Guide flyer.

    Accuplacer for Distance Learning Students

    • If you are taking Distance Learning courses and are located outside the Albuquerque Metro area follow these steps to test in your local area
    • Find a local test center willing to give an exam for another college (try a local community college as they are often willing to help; payment may be needed)
    • Check to see if they can give exams that require a computer with internet access
    • Complete the form below and fax it to (505) 224-3258

    Accuplacer Distance Location Form

    Information on obtaining copies of SAT/ACT scores

    Basic Math

    The Basic Math Exam is required for students applying to the CNM Veterinary Technology Program.

    Cost: Free

    Campus offering exam:

    Main

    Montoya

    Rio Rancho

    South Valley - not offered

    Westside

    Dates and times:

    Administered up to 2 hours before closing (contingent on length of test) Monday through Friday

    Daily

    Walk in or by appointment:

    Walk in

    Requirements or restrictions:

    Identification verification
    Test can only be taken twice within a twelve month period.

    The Basic Math test is given daily.  Allow three hours to complete this test.  Test results are good for one year.

    A minimum score of 85% is required to apply for the Veterinary Technology Program. If you do not meet the minimum 85% score, please contact the Office of Limited Entry Programs to discuss next steps.  Contact information and the list of application requirements for Veterinary Technology are available at www.cnm.edu/limitedentry.

    Basic Math Flyer and Practice Exam

    Basic Math Sample Test 3.10.2011

    Biology

    The Biology exam is intended for students with significant prior experience in chemistry and biology.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the Biology Exam

    • Completely free
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley
    • Passing the exam, with a score of 64, will waive the BIO 1410/1492 and CHEM 1410/1492 prerequisites for BIO 2110/BIO 2192, and/or BIO 2210/BIO 2292
    • It will also waive the Biology and Chemistry prerequisites for NUTR 2110
    • It will not waive the prerequisites for any other course(s)
    • A grade of “B” or better in high school biology and chemistry within the last three years or significant background experience in these two areas is the suggested minimum preparation

    Requirements

    • Photo ID

    Biology placement flyer and study guide

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    The CLEP exam(s) offer credit for Math, Science & Engineering, Foreign Languages, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences courses.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the CLEP Exam(s)

    • CLEP scores are good for 20 years
    • Administrative fee is $15.00 (payable at time of exam)
    • The exam fee is $80.00 (payable at time of exam)
    • The exam may be given up to 3 hours prior to closing
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley

    Requirements

    • Photo ID
    • Any student wishing to retest must wait 6 months between tests

    Obtaining CLEP transcripts

    If you did not indicate a score recipient institution at the time of your exam, and you want to request your CLEP scores, you can do so by ordering a CLEP transcript.

    This transcript is a cumulative score report of all the CLEP exams you’ve taken, and the scores you earned in the last 20 years.

    The institutional transcripts must be official transcripts in a sealed envelope, and show credit was received for the CLEP exam(s).

    Obtaining Transcripts for Military Personnel

    If you are military personnel or you took a CLEP exam when you were in the military, please complete the transcript request form (military).

    Companion Exams

    Companion exams are administered to those needing special accommodations for Accuplacer ™ testing.
    Cost:

    Free

    Campus offering exam:

    Main Campus Special Services, call (505) 224-3259 Montoya Campus Special Services, call (505) 224-5946

    Rio Rancho - not offered
    South Valley Campus - not offered
    Westside Campus - not offered

    Dates and times:

    Administered up to 2 hours before closing (contingent on length of test) Monday through Friday

    Arranged

    Requirements or restrictions:

    Bring proper documentation to exam site

    Companion exams are offered in four different formats:

    • Paper/pencil
    • Audio cassette
    • Braille
    • Large print

    Assessment Services and Special Services work together to accommodate each student's needs.

    French

    The French exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions. The exam does not give you credit for any French course, but is used to determine course placement depending on the skill level of the student.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the French Exam

    • Completely free
    • Test scores are valid for one year
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis except South Valley

    Requirements

    • Photo ID
    • There is a 24 hour waiting period to retest

    General Educational Development (GED) Exam

    Information about the General Educational Development (GED) exam.

    The 2014 GED Exam

    The new GED assessment continues to provide the opportunity to earn a high school credential but now goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills necessary for today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success. There are now four tests:

    • Reasoning through Language Arts is 155 minutes and includes a 10 minute break. This includes a 45 minutes extended response item.
    • Mathematical Reasoning is 120 minutes, which includes a calculator-prohibited and on-screen calculator-allowed section.
    • Science is 95 minutes and includes some short answer items.
    • Social Studies is 95 minutes which includes a 25 minute extended response item.

    A minimum passing score of 150 (on a scale of 100-200) must be achieved on each of the four tests; there is no overall average criteria required to pass. Testing must be completed within three years or scores will expire.

    The test is offered on computer only. Field testing showed that even test-takers with minimal keyboarding skills had adequate time to enter their answers. Question types include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, drop-down selections, short answer and extended response items.

    Testing for the GED exam will be administered at CNM’s Workforce Training Center (room 127), Main, and Rio Rancho campuses. The cost is $30 per module or $120 total. 

    Contact Us

    GED Testing Center/CNM Workforce Training Center
    Room 127
    (505) 224-5263

    How to Register

    To register for the GED test, create your MyGED account at www.GED.com.  You will have access to information about test preparation, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities. When you are ready to schedule your tests, log in to your MyGED account.  Click "Start scheduling,” complete the demographic questions, schedule one test or multiple tests (we recommend not scheduling all four tests in one day), select your testing location (if your preferred testing location isn't displayed, click "Display more test centers"), and pay for your appointment. You can also register for the exam by calling 1-877-EXAM-GED, or by coming in person to the CNM Workforce Training Center, Main or Rio Rancho campuses.

    Preparing for Your GED Exam

    In addition to the GED classes and tutoring available through The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program, there are also links to the Official GED practice exam “GED Ready”, the less extensive free practice exam, test-tips and other test preparation materials in the “Study” section of your MyGED dashboard.

    16 and 17 Year Olds

    If you are 16 or 17 years old at the time of testing you will be prompted to complete and submit an Underage Verification Form (UVF) in order to complete your on-line MyGED registration.  Fax, e-mail or drop-off the completed form at the CNM Workforce Training Center (room 127) or one of the CNM Assessment Centers after you’ve completed your online registration process up to that point. You will need your 9-digit NM ID number: APS students may contact Arlene Sanchez at (505) 855-9042; Rio Rancho students may contact (505) 896-0667; for other school districts, contact your superintendent’s office. Home Schooled students will also require signatures from the parents and the home school operator, as well as the Home School Confirmation number.  The form is also referred to as the Underage Permission Form, and is available at CNM Assessment Centers or on-line.

    GED Test Results, Transcripts and Diplomas

    Scores will be available online from your MyGED account at www.GED.com on the same day as testing.

    Order your Official GED Transcript and Diploma from www.DiplomaSender.com. Create an account and then navigate to the free offer in order to receive your first transcript and diploma at no charge.

    Special Accommodations

    Information about requesting special accommodations for GED testing, such as extra time, or the use of a calculator for both portions of the math exam, or a private room, are available.

    If you require special accommodations it is recommended that you meet with a counselor at the CNM Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the Main, Montoya or Rio Rancho campuses for assistance completing and submitting the required application and documentation forms.

    Health, Wellness and Public Safety Exams

    The Health, Wellness and Public Safety Exams are given at the instructor’s direction, to students who are currently enrolled in Health, Wellness and Public Safety classes.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the Health, Wellness and Public Safety Exams

    • Completely free
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley

    Requirements

    • Photo ID

    Fisdap (EMS-Paramedic Program Assessment)

    The Fisdap exam is only available to take during the Spring Semester and at the CNM Main campus Assessment office; for exact dates please contact the office (505) 224-3243. The Fisdap exam is required for students entering the EMS-Paramedic Program and must be completed before submitting a Pre-Registration Screening Form for the Paramedic Program.

    The Fisdap exam is a specific diagnostic tool for the paramedicine field. It assesses students’ readiness to enter the Paramedic program in the following areas:

    Areas Tested:

    • Personality Inventory
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Math
    • EMT (Knowledge, Application, and Problem Solving

    About the Fisdap Exam

    • The exam fee is $24.00 for two attempts (payable at the time of the exam)
    • Textbooks, notebooks, paper and children are not allowed in the testing lab
    • Scratch paper is provided and will be collected
    • Students may retest after 24 hours
    • The exam is given no later than 2 hours prior to closing
    • The exam is given only at the CNM Main Assessment Center (SSC-204)

    Testing Requirements

    • Valid Photo ID
    • Credit card, Debit card or Pre-paid card for $24 fee

     Fisdap Scores

    • Fisdap scores are valid for 1 year
    • No minimum scores required, but all prospective EMS students must take the exam.

    Results are sent directly to the CNM EMS Department and after the exam students can access their accounts through https://www.fisdap.net/.

     

    IT 1010 Challenge Exam

    Individuals can earn college credit for IT 1010 at CNM by passing the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), which is a three section exam. The three sections can be taken separately, but need to be completed within a two week period. Students will be tested on the most current versions of Windows and Microsoft Office available.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    CNM highly recommends you take and pass the free practice exam before paying the $40 fee for taking the actual exam.

    Practice Exam: There is a practice test available at the Assessment Centers. The practice exam is very similar to the actual exam. Each of the 3 sections contains 45 questions and is 45 minutes long. There is no fee to take the practice exam. Please consult Assessment Staff for more information.

    Registration:  Students wanting to take the IC³ exam will need to register at one of the following Assessment Centers:

    • Main Campus SSC-204, (505) 224-3243
    • Westside Campus WS2-113, (505) 224-5382
    • Montoya campus TW-203, (505) 224-5761
    • Rio Rancho Campus room 102, (505) 224-4912

    All offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. A $40 fee is due payable at the cashiers’ office at the Montoya, Westside and Main campuses, the Rio Rancho campus can only accept checks or money orders. This fee includes one free retake on each failed section. You must have a valid photo I.D. both to register and take the exam.  Students must wait 24 hours to retest.

    Please allow 10 to 15 minutes to process your registration.

    Section 1: Living Online (passing score 660; max. score 1000) This section covers networks and the internet, electronic mail, using the internet, the impact of computing, and the internet society.

    Section 2: Key Applications (passing score 680; max. score 1000) This section covers common Windows program functions, Word processing functions, spreadsheet functions and presentation software.

    Section 3: Computing Fundamentals (passing score 710, max. score 1000) This section covers computer hardware, computer software, and using the Windows operating system.

    Testing Rules:

    • Each of the 3 sections contains 45 questions and is 45 minutes long.
    • All examinees must present a photo I.D. Acceptable types of I.D. include driver’s licenses, passports, military I.D.s and college issued I.D. cards.
    • No Personal items whatsoever are allowed in the test center including books, papers, phones, calculators, purses or backpacks.

    Test Results: Passing scores on all 3 sections of the IC³ exam will give you a professional certificate from Certiport and 3 college credits from CNM for IT1010 (passing this exam does not qualify for financial aid residency requirements). You will receive a report of your scores upon completion of the exam and an official Certiport certificate will be mailed by Certiport to your home 3-4 weeks later.

     

    Spanish

    The Spanish exam is used to determine course placement depending on the skill-level of the student. The exam does not give you credit for any Spanish course.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the Spanish Exam

    • Completely free
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley
    • Examinees are allowed to test twice within a 12 month period
    • There is a 24 hour waiting period to retest
    • The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions
    • There is a time limit of one hour
    • Test scores are good for 1 year

    Requirements

    • Photo ID

    Typing

    The Typing exam will test your speed and accuracy.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    About the Typing Exam

    • Completely free
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley
    • The exam is not for credit granting purposes, or to meet course prerequisites

    Course Prerequisite Typing Exam Version

    A Typing Exam version that is used to meet course prerequisites but not used for credit granting purposes, is available at:

    Requirements

    • Photo ID

    Instructor Guidelines for Make-up & Distance Learning Exams

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Testing Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:15am to 4pm

    Distance Learning and Make-up Testing Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

    Saturday
    9am to 4pm

    Make-up Exam

    An exam that needs to be taken by a student who missed taking the exam during regular class hours and the student and faculty member are unable to coordinate a make-up time during faculty office hours.

    Rules and Regulations of Test Center

    • Students should present a CNM ID to take a CNM exam. Please encourage your students to carry theirs.
    • NO cell phones or any other electronic devices allowed during testing, including eBooks.
    • NO food or liquids in test area. If a student needs to have either of these, they should contact DRC for their testing needs.
    • Gum chewing is not allowed. Too many students have complained about discourteous gum chewers.
    • NO in-out privileges. Once administration has begun, the student is expected to complete the exam without breaks.

    Guidelines for Submitting an Exam

    All exam requests must be accompanied by a Cover Sheet; one Cover Sheet for each different exam.

    Instructors name must appear on all tests submitted. Please refrain from putting the students name on the exam.

    All students taking a Make-up exam must be listed on the Cover Sheet. If you have forgotten the student’s name when you drop off the request, you may e-mail that information to us. However, we will not administer the exam until we have verification.

    Include ALL instructions for the exam on the Cover Sheet. Students that proclaim “but my instructor said I could” is not a valid reason for us to allow the use of notes, calculator, more time, etc., it must be noted in the “Additional Instructions” box on the Cover Sheet.

    If a Blue/Green book is needed, please indicate that. We are not familiar with your “normal classroom procedure”. (Student will provide Blue/Green book if required)

    If notes are allowed, indicate the quantity; 3X5, 4X6, 1 page, handwritten only, etc. If the use of notes is not indicated on the cover sheet, we do not allow their use.

    No eBooks allowed in test area.

    We do not allow the use of a protractor, compass, ruler, etc., unless noted in “Additional Instructions”.

    We have not had good results with sending exams via campus mail; please, do not ask us to do so. It is stated on the Cover Sheet, “you must drop off and pick-up exams or designate someone to do so”.

    Please understand printing exams, collecting homework, extra credit, classroom assignments, or distributing classroom information is not our function. Our purpose is to administer exams in a safe, secure, controlled environment.

    We will not administer an exam past the End Date stated. We need instructor verification. “My instructor told me to come down here” is not considered instructor verification.

    Please refrain from sending students that prefer to take the exam at a Assessment Center.

    Students with needs other than regular classroom conditions should be referred to DRC for their testing needs.

    Instructor/Student Will Provide

  • Periodic Table
  • Blue/Green Book
  • Scantron
  • Calculator
  • Test Center Will Provide

  • Scratch Paper
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Basic Function Calculator (limited supply)
  • Ear Plugs
  • Proctored, secure testing environment
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    TEAS V for Allied Health (formerly the HOBET V)

    The TEAS V for Allied Health exam (formerly the HOBET V) measures basic essential skills in the academic areas of Reading (48 questions), Mathematics (34 questions), Science (54 questions), and English and language usage (34 questions).

    The TEAS V for Allied Health exam is required for these HWPS programs:

    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Veterinary Technology
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Radiology Technology

    About the TEAS V for Allied Health

    • The exam fee is $45.00 payable at time of exam (fee increase as of October 2014)
    • Textbooks, notebooks, paper and children are not allowed in the testing lab
    • Scratch paper is provided and will be collected
    • Students may retest after 24 hours
    • The exam may be given up to 4 hours prior to closing
    • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley
    • Students can located study materials through www.atitesting.com

    Requirements

    • Photo ID
    • Credit card, Debit card or Pre-paid card for $45 fee

    Obtaining TEAS for Allied Health Scores

    • Results are available immediately after the exam through www.atitesting.com
    • TEAS V for Allied Health flyer and minimum score requirements.

    Note: Scores will remain valid for students who successfully passed the HOBET exam and will not be required to sit for the TEAS for Allied Health. HOBET scores will be valid for 5 years

    Biology Placement

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    Accuplacer Distance Location Form

    Request to Take Accuplacer at a Remote Location

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    Attachment A

    Request to Take ACCUPLACER® at a Remote Location

     

    Student’s Name: __________________________________________________

    Student ID#: __________________________

    Address:_________________________________________________________

    City, State, Zip: ______________________, ______ __________________

    E-mail: _________________________________________________

    Phone # : (______) ______ - _________

     

    Please fill out the following information regarding the proctor who has agreed to administer/proctor the ACCUPLACER tests to you. It must be someone from a test center at an academic institution. (All sections must be filled in!)

    Proctor’s Name: ___________________________________________________

    Institution:________________________________________________________

    Mailing Address:____________________________________________

    City, State, Zip: ____________________, _________  ______________

    Phone: (______) ______ - _______ Fax: (______) ______ - ________

    E-mail: ___________________________________________________

     

    Please fill out the above form and return to:

    Bob Watson
    Assessment Testing Supervisor
    (505) 224-4000 ext. 52015                                               Fax: (505)224-3258

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    ALEKS PPL

    ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning) is an alternative Math placement exam offered to students who wish to challenge their Accuplacer Math placement score.

    Information

    (505) 224-3244

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

    Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

    9am to 4pm

     

    Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

    What is ALEKS PPL?

    ALEKS PPL is a Math assessment used to place students into the appropriate Math course at CNM.  After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for students to review and learn material, and to improve placement and course outcomes.

    Who takes the ALEKS PPL?

    Any student may choose to take ALEKS PPL for Math placement at CNM. ALEKS PPL is highly recommended to those students who have taken the Accuplacer exam.

    How much does the ALEKS PPL cost?

    ALEKS PPL is free and students can use the Prep and Learning Module for up to 6 months.

    How long is the ALEKS PPL?

    The ALEKS assessment must be completed within 14 days after you begin. Placement assessments take approximately 90 minutes to complete, but the time varies by student.  There will be a maximum of 30 questions.

    How many times can I take the ALEKS PPL?

    Students receive 4 assessments after the initial one, for a total of 5. All 5 assessments must be taken within the 6 month period, and students must work in the Prep and Learning Module for 2 hours between assessments.

    Where can I take the ALEKS PPL?

    Students can take the ALEKS PPL at any of the following Assessment Centers:

    • Main Campus SSC-204, (505) 224-3243
    • Westside Campus WS2-113, (505) 224-5382
    • Montoya campus TW-203, (505) 224-5761
    • Rio Rancho Campus room 102, (505) 224-4912

    All offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

    • No Personal items whatsoever are allowed in the test center including books, papers, phones, calculators, purses or backpacks.

    Test Results

    When you finish the ALEKS assessment, a pie chart showing your placement result will appear on the computer screen. The percentage score above the pie chart area is your ALEKS score. Refer to the Placement Exam Score Guide to see what CNM course your score placed you in. It is also recommended you meet with an academic advisor to discuss your placement.