Schrank Hall North

Computer Based Assessment & Evaluation

Schrank Hall North 152 Testing Lab

Placement testing for UA students is currently available online

January 2021

MATH

Math placement testing is available online. Students will be registered if these tests are required. 

READING AND WRITING

Reading and writing testing is available online through Brightspace. Brightspace is cloud-based software that UA faculty members use to host course content. Students will be registered and contacted if reading and writing tests are required. Click here for instructions. 

COMPUTER LITERACY

Computer Literacy Testing is available onsite at Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation. You may request an appointment online. Contact testing@uakron.edu if you have any questions. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign Language Placement Testing is available to students choosing to test into a foreign language course. 

  • French, German, Spanish and Italian are available online through My Akron. Select the placement-test icon on the left side of the "My Experience" page. For more, see our Foreign language requirements.
  • Latin is available online through Brightspace. Contact cctesting@uakron.edu to register and receive instructions.

For all other languages, please contact the Department of Modern Languages at 330-972-7487.

Retesting? Students should contact their academic advisor for information about retesting options.

Fall 2020 Testing Information

UA Main Campus Testing Centers (Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation, the Counseling & Testing Center, and the Office of Accessibility) are collaborating with the Classroom Scheduling Committee and Design & Development Services to prepare for the fall semester. Please be aware of the following testing information to manage social distancing guidelines:

  • CBAE and CTC will only be staffed for individually scheduled exams, prioritizing students requiring accommodations and other urgent testing needs. Distancing guidelines constrain our ability to proctor entire courses this semester. Faculty are encouraged to contact staff at testing@uakron.edu (CBAE) and cctesting@uakron.edu (CTC) for consultation.
    • Students may request scheduling through CBAE here or CTC here. Staff may approve, modify, or deny scheduling requests based on need for proctoring, and availability of resources.
    • The Office of Accessibility has moved to limit in-person accommodated testing during the Fall 2020 semester. Accommodated in-person testing in the Office of Accessibility and the Counseling & Testing Center will be rare, and will require pre-approval from the student's assigned disability specialist. Students should continue to submit requests for testing in OA and CTC through STARS after receiving approval, and through CBAE here.
  • Scantron exam scanning is available at CBAE but will have at least a 72-hour processing delay after drop-off to maintain the safety of those processing them. Faculty should schedule an appointment for drop-off here. Score reports will be electronically available.
  • Faculty are encouraged to use Respondus Monitor for administering online exams. Students in need of technology (laptop, webcam, etc.) in order to complete their coursework are encouraged to complete a Help-A-Zip Referral Form at uakron.edu/referral. If students are unable to access Respondus Monitor due to use of Chromebooks, please encourage them to inform the course instructor. Design & Development Services can help them setup Proctorio for students using Chromebooks (ddshelp@uakron.edu).
  • To schedule full class on campus testing contact Katie Cerrone (kc24@uakron.edu) at least two weeks prior to the exam date. Note that this can only be utilized for hybrid or WWW with on campus testing course modalities.

Placement Test?

Visit here for placement testing center locations, instructions, and information.


MEETING YOUR TECHNOLOGY NEEDS

We offer two ways to borrow technology.

ZipsTech

Students in need of technology (laptop, webcam, etc.) in order to complete their coursework are encouraged to complete a Help-A-Zip Referral Form. Equipment (such as Chromebooks, web cams and hot spots) are available for the duration of the semester – free of charge!

If you are concerned about a student’s engagement in an online course, please feel free to submit a Help-A-Zip referral. Our team will work alongside you to outreach and offer resources.

Laptop checkout through Bierce Library

Currently enrolled students can access laptops through >Bierce Library and our Department of Information Technology Services. How to check out a laptop.