Virtual Remote Testing Center

In addition to in-person testing, CTCC also serves the testing needs of our incoming and current students through its Virtual Remote Testing Center. vRTC offers select exams remotely. CTCC is committed to administering our remote exams safely and securely, using third-party solutions as well as by our live, nationally trained proctors. 

EXAMS DELIVERED REMOTELY

 

  • ALEKS Dual Enrollment
    Prior to the summer of 2018, ALEKS was the primary tool used to appropriately place students into introductory math courses. Beginning in the summer of 2018, however, FIU has adopted a new math placement model (MPM version 1.0) that replaces ALEKS as the primary placement tool. The MPM, considers, among others, three key variables for predicting the highest course in which a student might be successful. The most significant predictor variables were determined to be, in order, (1) unweighted overall high school GPA, (2) SAT Quantitative/ACT Math score, and (3) the difficulty of the highest level high school math course in which students enrolled.

    For some students, however, it may still be necessary for them to take the ALEKS. Unlike the new, math placement model, ALEKS, Placement, Preparation, and Learning (PPL) is a web-based, artificially intelligent system that "accurately measures the student's math foundation and creates a personalized learning module to review and refresh lost knowledge, allowing the student to be placed successfully".

    For those for whom the ALEKS PPL remains necessary, detailed information is provided below.

    • Please note for Dual Enrollment students seeking to take the ALEKS assessment remotely must first contact the Dual Enrollment department:

      1. Pay a $25 assessment fee to the ALEKS Corporation. It is important that you pay the required fee prior to your test date. Click here to access the ALEKS Dual Enrollment single sign-on page to create your account and to pay the $25 assessment fee.
      2. Students are to use Respondus Monitor and pay $5 for the remote assessment of the ALEKS.
      3. For a more detailed approach on how to register and take the ALEKS, please view the instructional video below:



    To re-take an assessment (up to 4 retakes allowed with no additional ALEKS fees)

    What can I expect on the assessment?

    First of all, you do not need a calculator. If a question requires the use of a calculator, one will appear on your screen. Before you start the assessment, a short tutorial is provided to familiarize you with the ALEKS dashboard. The assessment will consist of up to 30 open-ended questions, with varying degrees of difficulty. You will not know whether your answer is correct or not. Your initial answer determines what question you are asked next, as ALEKS probes the depth of your knowledge. Because of the adaptive nature of the assessment, you will not be permitted to go back to change your answers. Therefore, try to answer the questions to the best of your ability. You should answer “I don’t know” only if you truly do not know the answer.

    How long does the assessment take? Is there a time limit?

    You will have 2 hours and 30 minutes. The assessment should be completed in one sitting, so plan accordingly. The time starts when you begin the assessment. After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the assessment will close and you will be assigned the score earned at that time. If you are not happy with that score, you can retake the assessment after 48 hours have elapsed and after you have completed 3 hours within the prep module.

    How do I find out my ALEKS score?

    Your ALEKS score appears after you complete the assessment and will be available to your advisor within 24-48 hours. If you need it sooner, please print the results from within your ALEKS account. Click here to access your ALEKS Dual Enrollment single sign-on page.

    Can I take the assessment more than once?

    Yes. Within your initial ALEKS assessment purchase, you can take the assessment up to five times.

    How much does the assessment cost?

    The test fee consists of $25 payable to ALEKS Corporation. 

    Is there an additional proctoring fee to take the exam?

    Yes, Respondus Lockdown Monitor charges a $5 remote proctoring fee.

    Will the score appear on my transcript?

    No, the score will be available to your advisor and used only to place you in a class in which you are most likely to succeed.

    To access your records:

    • Log in to your Dual Enrollment ALEKS portal using your FIU credentials (single sign-on)
    • Click on the view report button on the left side of your dashboard. Depending on your score, you may be directed to the free Prep and Learning Module.
  • ALEKS Math Placement Assessment

    Prior to the summer of 2018, ALEKS was the primary tool used to appropriately place students into introductory math courses. Beginning in the summer of 2018, however, FIU has adopted a new math placement model (MPM version 1.0) that replaces ALEKS as the primary placement tool. The MPM, considers, among others, three key variables for predicting the highest course in which a student might be successful. The most significant predictor variables were determined to be, in order, (1) unweighted overall high school GPA, (2) SAT Quantitative/ACT Math score, and (3) the difficulty of the highest level high school math course in which students enrolled.

    For some students, however, it may still be necessary for them to take the ALEKS. Unlike the new, math placement model, ALEKS, Placement, Preparation, and Learning (PPL) is a web-based, artificially intelligent system that "accurately measures the student's math foundation and creates a personalized learning module to review and refresh lost knowledge, allowing the student to be placed successfully".

    For those for whom the ALEKS PPL remains necessary, detailed information is provided below.

    Where and how do I sign up to take the ALEKS PPL?

    Step 1

    Access your ALEKS single sign-on page by clicking the following link: ALEKS single sign-on page (Use Class Code NAFHD-GDFKE, if necessary)Please Note: It is important that you pay the required fee prior to your test date.

    Step 2


    Please Note: if you are a Dual Enrollment student, please follow the directions on the "ALEKS Dual Enrollment" tab below.

    To re-take an assessment (up to 4 retakes allowed with no additional ALEKS fees)

    What can I expect on the assessment?

    First of all, you do not need a calculator. If a question requires the use of a calculator, one will appear on your screen. Before you start the assessment, a short tutorial is provided to familiarize you with the ALEKS dashboard. The assessment will consist of up to 30 open-ended questions, with varying degrees of difficulty. You will not know whether your answer is correct or not. Your initial answer determines what question you are asked next, as ALEKS probes the depth of your knowledge. Because of the adaptive nature of the assessment, you will not be permitted to go back to change your answers. Therefore, try to answer the questions to the best of your ability. You should answer “I don’t know” only if you truly do not know the answer.

    How long does the assessment take? Is there a time limit?

    You will have 2 hours and 30 minutes. The assessment should be completed in one sitting, so plan accordingly. The time starts when you begin the assessment. After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the assessment will close and you will be assigned the score earned at that time. If you are not happy with that score, you can retake the assessment after 48 hours have elapsed and after you have completed 3 hours within the prep module.

    How do I find out my ALEKS score?

    Your ALEKS score appears after you complete the assessment and will be available to your advisor within 24-48 hours. If you need it sooner, please print the results from within your ALEKS account. Click here to access your ALEKS single sign-on page.

    Can I take the assessment more than once?

    Yes. Within your initial ALEKS assessment purchase, you can take the assessment up to five times.

    How much does the assessment cost?

    The test fee consists of $25 payable to ALEKS Corporation. 

    Is there an additional proctoring fee to take the exam?

    Yes, remote proctoring fees with ProctorU or any approved testing facility will apply.

    Will the score appear on my transcript?

    No, the score will be available to your advisor and used only to place you in a class in which you are most likely to succeed.

    To access your records:

    • Log in to your ALEKS portal using your FIU credentials (single sign-on)
    • Click on the view report button on the left side of your dashboard. Depending on your score, you may be directed to the free Prep and Learning Module.
  • ATI TEAS with Proctorio (Remote Option)

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice scholastic aptitude assessment used to measure the entry-level skills and abilities of potential nursing program students. It is a four-part exam consisting of the following areas: 

    • Reading Comprehension 
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • English skills
       

    If you are applying to the FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must consult with an academic advisor to determine whether you are required to take the TEAS for admission to your program. 

    The FIU Center for Testing and Career Certification (CTCC) has collaborated with ATI to facilitate the virtual proctoring of the TEAS assessments through Proctorio. The proctoring platform uses machine learning to remotely proctor students from any location including the comfort of your home. The TEAS exam is proctored in such a manner as to maintain the integrity of exam results.  

    The TEAS is offered on a computer at various times during the semester. A $120 test fee is required upon registration. 

    Important Registration and Payment Information: 

    1. Create an account with ATI at atitesting.com 
    2. Register and pay for your TEAS exam by clicking here.
    3. Upon completion of your payment, you will receive an email receipt. It is highly recommended that you read the entire email because it contains information concerning the ATI TEAS with Proctorio remote platform.  


    Contact the Virtual Remote Testing Center:

    Email: virtualexams@fiu.edu

    Phone: 305 348-2441 or 305 919-4044

    You may access ATI TEAS Prep Materials by clicking on this link. 

  • Florida Civic Literacy Test (CIV 2222)


    If you were admitted to FIU beginning Fall of 2018 but prior to Summer B of 2021,
     you may meet the Civic Literacy requirement by successfully passing either POS 2041 American Government or AMH 2020 Introductory Survey Since 1877

    OR

    Achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments: 

    • AP Government and Politics: United States with a score of 3 or higher
    • AP United States History with a score of 4 or higher
    • CLEP: American Government with a score of 50 or higher 

    OR

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test-Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions with a score of 60 or higher


    If you were admitted to FIU beginning Summer B of 2021 or thereafter
     you may meet the Civic Literacy requirement by successfully passing either POS 2041 American Government or AMH 2020 Introductory Survey Since 1877

    OR

    Achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:

    • *AP Government and Politics: United States with a score of 3 or higher
    • *AP United States History with a score of 4 or higher
    • *CLEP: American Government with a score of 50 or higher
    • CAMBRIDGE AICE History, US History, c 1789-1917 (AS-Level) with a score of A-E
    • IB History: History of America with a score of 5-7
    AND
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test-Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions with a score of 60 or higher
    • 2021 Florida Civic Literacy Exam with a score of 60 or higher (80 questions)

     *Achieving the AP and CLEP scores as described above, satisfies the Civic Literacy requirement (both course and assessment).


    Visit FIU's Transfer and Transition Services to learn more about the state of Florida's Civic Literacy Competency Requirement.


    Where can I take the test?

    CIV 2222 is administered remotely. Use the virtual proctoring (Honorlock) that is embedded in this course to take CIV 2222 for up to two attempts.

    When can I take the test?

    CIV 2222 can be taken during any term (e.g. Spring A or Spring B) for which you have registered. Register for CIV 2222 via my.fiu.edu during the enrollment period of the desired term (e.g. Spring A or Spring B).

    If you answer less than 60 questions correctly, you will be required to retake the test.

    If you choose to retake the test during this term, you are required to wait 24 hours after your first attempt. Select one of the options above to do so.

    If you choose to retake the test in the next term, you will be required to re-enroll in CIV 2222.

    How do I register for the test?

    Register for CIV 2222 via my.fiu.edu during the enrollment period of the desired term.

    From the course menu in Canvas, click on Modules and then click on Take This Quiz. You will then be prompted to Launch Proctoring via Honorlock. Follow the steps accordingly to take the test.

    CIV 2222 Study Materials

     

  • FLATS Remote Testing

    Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) 

    The  Center for Testing and Career Certification  (CTCC) has partnered with Brigham Young University (BYU) to offer online tests for many languages. (NEW) You can now earn foreign language credits in addition to satisfying your foreign language requirement by attaining a pass on any of the FLATS exams. To view the complete list of FLATS exams,  click here.  All tests have a listening, reading, and grammar component and are eligible to cover the equivalence of the first three semesters of a given language. The tests are multiple-choice and are on a pass/fail basis. Students are allowed two and a half hours to complete their tests. To view FIU’s credit equivalency table,  click here. 

    The total cost to take the FLATS exam is $115 separated into two easy steps: $50 payable to (BYU) FLATS, an$65 payable to Florida International University.


    Step 1: 

    BYU Registration Instructions: 

    Florida International University students: for the FLATS Remote Option, first enter the FIU proctor information listed below.

    Name: Sinclair Daly

    Department:  Center for Testing and Career Certification
    Educational Institution: Florida International University
    Address: 3000 NE 151st Street, AC1 160
    City, State Zipcode: Miami, FL 33181
    Phone: 305-919-4043
    Email: virtualexams@fiu.edu
    Confirm Email: virtualexams@fiu.edu

    For “Sending Results to Your School” please input the following. 

    Name: Dwight Nimblett, Director 
    Department:  Center for Testing and Career Certification 
    University: Florida International University 
    Address: 11200 SW 8 th  Street, GL 120 
    City, State Zip: Miami, FL 33199 
    Phone: 305-348-2441 
    Email: testing@fiu.edu 

    Should you need any further assistance with registering for the test, please contact BYU  (FLATS)  at (801) 422-3512.  

    Step 2:  

    FIU Registration Instructions: 

    When BYU approves your request, they will send you an email that contains the confirmation number and password you will need in order to test. At this point, you MUST navigate to the Center for Testing and Career Certification's website and complete the following steps: 

    1. Select Register for an exam on the website’s main menu.
    2. Scroll down and select Virtual Remote Testing Center under the "Schedule Your Exam" section.
    3. Under ‘choose group’ select FLATS.
    4. Under ‘choose your exam’ select FLATS Exam ($65 FIU administrative fee).
    5. Choose a date and time for your exam.
    6. Complete the registration process.

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS EXAM IS GOING TO BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS. 

    Before testing day

    • You must be unaccompanied in an organized, distraction-free room. 
    • Headphones are not required. You must inform proctors prior to the exam if you need to use headphones. All headphone usage must be approved by a proctor.  
    • Ensure that you have Chrome or Firefox browser on your computer.
    • You must present an unexpired Government Issued ID. 
    • You must have available your FLATS confirmation number and password.  
    • secured internet connection is necessary.
    • No breaks are allowed during the exam.
    • Please use the restroom or drink any liquids prior to logging on.  
  • Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

    The PERT exam is available to students applying to FIU programs for the spring of 2022. Dual Enrollment students should contact the FIU Office of Dual Enrollment for more information. For other programs such as College Prep, Golden Scholars, and Upward Bound please contact the relevant department.