Placement Testing Overview
Placement testing provides an accurate and timely assessment of a student's academic proficiency levels, which help determine the most appropriate courses in English, reading and math. Therefore, it is very important that you do the best that you can when taking all placement tests!
Please note that the placement test is mandatory for all curriculum level courses with a developmental prerequisite.
Students may test only twice within a calendar year on all or part of the placement test.
There is a two-week waiting period between tests.
Placement testing may be waived under the following conditions:
Placement tests, SAT, and ACT scores are valid for five (5) years from the date of the test.
What Placement Test Does Beaufort County Community College Administer?
Beaufort County Community College administers the North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement (NC DAP) testing in the areas of reading, English and mathematics. The full test requires two testing administrations, ideally on two separate days. The NCDAP is taken via computer and contains four assessments (WritePlacer Essay, Reading, Revising/Editing, and Math). With the exception of the WritePlacer essay, each placement test is untimed, allowing you to take as much time as is needed. The WritePlacer portion of the placement test has a maximum time of 2 hours.
Exceptions will be made for programs requiring alternative testing.
Adaptive Testing: Each multiple choice test is designed using adaptive techniques. This means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented to you based on your responses to prior questions. This technique "zeroes-in" on just the right questions to ask you without being too easy or too difficult. The greater your demonstrated skill level, the more challenging the questions that will be presented to you.
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May 01, 2009
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