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Kirkwood Community College Test Centers

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

Kirkwood Test Centers

The Kirkwood Test Centers provide a calm, efficient, and positive testing environment for all exam candidates.

Appointments are required for all exams.

Test Center Policies

Test Center Expectations

• A valid (unexpired) photo ID is required to take any test. Photos of identifications are not accepted.

• All electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, iPads, smart watches, etc) must be shut off and placed in lockers during any exam. 

• Prior approval must be granted for anyone to leave the testing station/room during the exam.

• Speaking, texting, or e-mailing with others not permitted during the exam.

• Test center staff will follow faculty or licensing body instructions for all exams.

• Students are responsible for scheduling appointments with enough time to complete their exam. Exams will be stopped at Test Center closing time. 

  • Students are responsible for monitoring their own exam time. 

 

Monitoring

Monitoring of Exams

Please be advised computer screens are monitored by desktop software and testing sessions are recorded with video camera.

Any suspicion of inappropriate testing behavior will be documented by test center staff and shared with the instructor of the course or licensing body for further review.

ALEKS Exam for Math Placement (Unproctored Exam)

Taking the ALEKS Math Placement Exam

 

The ALEKS math placement assessment is currently unproctored and available through MyHub.  This exam can be taken anywhere internet access is available.  ALEKS is a required math assessment used to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses, and determine the most appropriate courses for each student as they move forward. Note: the ALEKS assessment must be taken through Kirkwood Community College (as opposed to another instituion).

To Take The ALEKS

  1. Log in to MyHub
    • Select the Math Assessment ALEKS button, located under the Student Links Section.
    • Under the Assessments section, select Standard Math Placement [unproctored], FY 2022 / Higher Education Math Placement.
    • Complete the entire ALEKS tutorial before getting started.
       
  2. After your initial assessment, check the Placement Testing Course Recommendations Table to see which courses you are eligible to enroll. Please talk with an Academic Advisor to discuss which math course is required for your program of study. 
     
  3. If you did not earn the proficiency score you think you should, you can utilize the prep and learning modules to review and retake the assessment up to four additional times. 
     
  4. If you earned the placement result needed to enroll in a particular course, you are still eligible and encouraged to utilize the ALEKS learning modules for twelve-months to review and prepare for your math course.

 

For more instructions and tips on how to take the ALEKS assessment, refer to the ALEKS Testing Instructions, or view the ALEKS instructional video.

 

If you have additional questions about how to take the ALEKS assessment, please visit ALEKS Support.