The Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS) is a system used to assist students by gathering information about their educational needs and plans and measuring their skills in areas of reading, writing and mathematics. COMPASS communicates this information to ASU-Newport to assist in advising and placing students into appropriate course levels that match their skills. There is a COMPASS testing fee that must be paid prior to taking the assessment. Practice tests are available through the ASUN website. To register for the Compass Exam click here.
Nursing Entrance Test (ATI TEAS)
The ATI TEAS (Nurse Entrance Test) is a computer-based test consisting of six parts: math skills, reading comprehension, test-taking skills, stress level, social interaction and learning style. There is a testing fee that must be paid prior to testing. To register for the ATI TEAS click here.
WorkKeys consists of three different timed computerized tests: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information tests. Each test contains multiple-choice items followed by five possible answers from which you are to choose the best one. The time limits, set for each WorkKeys test, give nearly everyone enough time to finish all the questions. There are five levels in the skill scale, ranging from Level 3, the least complex, to Level 7, the most complex, each broken down according to the type of material covered.
Applied Mathematics is demonstrating skills in applying mathematical reasoning and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems. Solving mathematical problems in the workplace can differ from solving problems in the classroom. While the math skills needed are the same, mathematical problems in the workplace are not usually laid out neatly in a textbook format. Instead, the employee may be responsible for locating and identifying the necessary information (e.g., on a cash register, price tag, or catalog) and for knowing what to do with that information. There are five levels in the Applied Mathematics skill scale, ranging from Level 3, the least complex, to Level 7, the most complex. These levels were developed based on two main criteria: the types of mathematical operations employees must perform, and the form and order in which employees receive the information; that is, the presentation of the information. Calculators are allowed.
Reading for Information is demonstrating skills in reading and understanding work-related instructions and policies. Unlike reading and content-area texts, which are usually organized to make the reading easy to understand, workplace communication is not necessarily designed to be easy to read. It may even be poorly or unclearly written. There are five skill levels, from Level 3 to Level 7. Moving from Level 3 to Level 7, both the materials and the tasks become more complex.
Locating Information is demonstrating skills in dealing with workplace graphics such as charts, graphs, tables, forms, flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, maps and instrument gauges. Workers use this skill when they find information in a graphic or add information to a graphic. They also use it when they compare, summarize, and analyze information found in related graphics. There are four skill levels, from Level 3 to Level 6. Both the materials and the tasks become more complex the higher the level.
- WorkKeys is given by appointment only..
- Go to the local Department of Workforce Services and register as a jobseeker.
- Take the Key Train Assessment. You must score at least a Level 4.
- Department of Workforce Services will send a referral to the Academic Support Center.
- Bring a photo ID to the Academic Support Center. Test begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
- You are encouraged to bring your own calculator.
- Take the WorkKeys assessment. This assessment is timed.
- Scores are sealed and sent to the Department of Workforce Services immediately.
Distance Education Proctoring Services (DEPS) Processes
ASUN Testing Services serves as a test center for students taking courses online or through correspondence Distance Education Programs. This service is provided to non-ASUN students.
Proctoring services are available by appointment only, during our regular hours of operation.
Please call the Testing Center for an appointment.
Fee: $25 per exam
The $25 fee is due on exam day. If, after testing, examinees need to have exam “overnighted” back to the correspondence university, we must know upon arrival, so we may complete the paperwork while examinees are testing.
How to Schedule Distance Education Proctoring Services:
Examinee is to request distance education university to mail, fax, or email test to:
7648 Victory BLVD
Newport, Arkansas 72112
NOTE: It is the examinee’s responsibility to request that tests are sent to ASUN. If exam is online, the Distance Education university should email the password and instructions for the delivery of the exam.
Testing Dishonesty & Behavioral Guidelines
The following guidelines must be adhered to before, during, or after taking a test administered by ASUN Testing Services. These guidelines also apply to ASUN students taking tests at other institutions. Test takers must refrain from the following:
- Giving or receiving assistance from other examinees.
- Submitting another person's work as your own, such as having your test taken by someone else.
- Taking or attempting to take a test for another person.
- Working on or reading the test during a time not authorized by the test center staff.
- Removing or attempting to remove a test book, a test question, or a portion of a test in any format from the testing room.
- Using or having books, notes, calculators, earplugs, headsets, rulers, listening devices (including Bluetooth), paging devices (beepers), cellular phones, recording or photographic devices, papers of any kind, or other aids unless specifically authorized.
- Communicating with anyone other than testing personnel.
- Forging signatures, presenting false identification, or falsifying information on an official academic document, grade report, letter of authorization, transcript, test scores or any other official MDC document.
- Reproducing, circulating, or otherwise obtaining advance access to test materials.
- Creating a disturbance or any disruptive behavior.
- Attempting to bribe a member of the test center staff to obtain a copy of a test or any confidential information about the test.
- Attempting to remove scratch paper or notes of any kind from the testing room.
- Attempting to tamper with a computer.
- Failing to follow directions issued by a member of the test center staff.
- Entering the testing room with food and/or drinks.
- Opening an unauthorized browser during a test administration.
- Refusing to adhere to any other regulation.
Individuals who exhibit any of the above mentioned behaviors will be subject to appropriate action as specified in the College’s Code of Conduct within ASUN Catalog. Incidents will be reported to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for review and to the department or agency that is associated with the testing program. Please be advised, computer screens are monitored and testing sessions are video recorded via surveillance cameras. Other detection devices may also be used.