The Instructional Media Center is used for multimedia testing. During our hours of operation,
as many as 25 positions may be reserved. After hours, 32 student positions may be utilized. Net Support School, classroom management software, provides a way for staff and instructors to monitor students' work.
Computer-based testing can be conducted in the following formats: BlackBoard, CAN-8 Virtual Language Lab, and most Web-based programs.
The College-Level Examination Program is a rigorous College Board program that allows students of a wide range of ages to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. CLEP offers examinations that represent courses typical of the first two years of college study. Participating colleges and universities grant credit, exemption and placement of traditional 18- to 22-year-old students, recent high school graduates, adults returning to college, and part-time students.
Candidates* pay a fee of $80 per test to CLEP; an additional $10 is charged for optional essay exams. This payment can be made during the final phase of registration, using a credit card. If the candidate elects to pay by check, he will do so before registration. Candidates also pay a test administration fee of $20 per test to Thiel College. This payment should be made by cash or check, before beginning the test. At present, one student can take this test at a time.
*Except for eligible Military exemptions
The Latin Placement Exam is a computerized test delivered via. CAN-8, the Virtual Language Lab, to place students in the first two years of college Latin. A Thiel student can utilize high placement scores for exemption from a level of Latin under the following circumstances:
This English Placement Test is a timed test delivered via. CAN-8, the Virtual Language Lab. The test is administered at the request of the ESL instructors or the Registrar, who utilize the results of this test to help determine placement in English courses.
Computerized Adaptive Placement Exams (CAPE) use state-of-the-art computer testing techniques to accurately and efficiently place students in the first two years of college language courses. CAPE selects each test item as a result of the answer to the previous question. When the student answers an item correctly, a more difficult question is presented; if an item is answered incorrectly, an easier question is given. In short, the test "adapts" to the student's level of ability and will accurately determine the student's competency level in about twenty minutes.
A Thiel student can utilize high placement scores for exemption from a level of French, German or Spanish courses under the following circumstances:
A Thiel student may arrange to take the exam one time during a given semester. If he wants to take the test a second time, he/she must provide written authorization from the Chair or an instructor from the Foreign Language Department.