Testing and Assessment Lab

TROY Online Students:

This lab does not test those students who are taking courses online through TROY Online. All TROY Online students should contact the TROY Online office to set up the date, time, and location that placement exams can be completed. To reach the TROY Online office, please contact Arminda Mckee at 334-808-6447 or amckee62538@troy.edu.

Hours of Operation

Location: 135B Eldridge Hall In The Center For Student Success

The testing lab is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ACCUPLACER placement exams are given daily, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The Testing and Assessment Center (TAC), located in the Center for Student Success, is responsible for providing students with a testing environment where tests can be administered accurately and securely. Students may report to the TAC to take their ACCUPLACER Placement Test and other assessments geared around first-year students. These computerized tests are for students to identify the appropriate starting level for English and Math courses. After a student completes the ACCUPLACER test, he/she will be provided a score report with his/her appropriate course requirement listed.

General assessment is done on a walk-in basis; therefore, during normal office hours, students may come to have placement test done at their leisure. A photo or valid student ID is required.

NOTE: Students will need to know their TROY Student ID number when coming to take exams. This can be found on student's schedule accessed through Trojan Web Express or on their Trojan ID card.

What is the purpose of placement exams?

This assessment allows you and your advisor to work together to help you be successful. ACCUPLACER scores indicate academic areas where you are strong, as well as academic areas where you are not as strong. You do not PASS or FAIL the ACCUPLACER test; it only determines your current skill level in the area(s) tested so that you can be placed appropriately. You will receive your ACCUPLACER test results immediately and your score report will include placement messages informing you what courses you should take and how to register.

When do I take the placement exam?

Placement testing for future students who will begin in the Fall semester is done during IMPACT (new student orientation) or last chance orientation. For students that will begin during the Spring or Summer semesters placement testing is done at new student orientation day, this date is set by the Admissions Office.

How are placement scores used?

ACCUPLACER is not used like a traditional test. There is generally no "passing score." Rather, ACCUPLACER scores indicate areas in which you are strong and areas in which you may need help. Thus, ACCUPLACER can identify problems in major subject areas before they disrupt your educational progress, giving you the opportunity to prepare more effectively for needed courses. You and your advisor can use scores from ACCUPLACER tests to prepare a course of study that will be appropriate, relevant, and meaningful for you.

*When considering placement into math and English courses, an advisor should discuss the student’s background, including high school courses completed (number of years, levels, grades, how long ago) and student’s comfort level before making final recommendations. *

Contact Us:

Chanukah Anderson
135B Eldridge Hall
(334) 808-6241
cngray@troy.edu

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