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 AVAILABLE

  • 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 DAERQ-YHTAT, 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.
  • FCLT (CIV 2222)

    The Civic Literacy Competency Requirement; is a statewide mandate that applies to degree-seeking undergraduate students initially entering a Florida State University System (SUS) or Florida College System (FCS) institution in the 2018-19 academic year and thereafter. The requirement has been updated for degree-seeking undergraduate students initially entering the SUS or FCS in the 2021-2022 academic year (Summer B term) and thereafter. 

    There are now 3 Cohorts of students:

    Students Included in Cohort

    Civic Literacy Competency
    Requirement

    Cohort 1

    Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018

    None

    Cohort 2

    Students first entering the SUS or FCS
    in fall 2018 through summer A/C 2021

    Complete a course or exam

    Cohort 3

    Students first entering the SUS or FCS
    in summer B 2021 and thereafter

    Complete both a course and exam

     
    Notes:

    1. As you can see from the above table, students in Cohort 3 (initially entering an SUS
    or FCS Summer B 2021 and thereafter) must now complete both a course and an exam

    2. Students in Cohort 2 need only to complete the course or exam

    3. Students in Cohort 1 do not need to complete the Civic Literacy Competency requirement

    The table below provides details on which options meet which competency.

    Options

    Score

    Meets Course Competency

    Meets Exam Competency

    Courses

    POS2041 if taken after fall 2018 (including dual enrollment if taken after fall 2018)

    Passing grade

     X

     

    AMH2020 if taken after fall 2018 (including dual enrollment if taken after Fall 2018)

    Passing grade

     X

     

    Accelerated Mechanisms

    Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States Exam

    3

     X

     X

    Advanced Placement United States History Exam

    4

     X

     X

    Cambridge AICE History, US History, c.1840-1990 (A-Level)

    A-E

     X

     

    CLEP American Government Exam

    50

     X

     X

    IB History: History of America

    5-7

     X

     

     Additional Assessments

    Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions (FCLT)

    60%

     

     X

    Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)*

    60%

     

     X

    *At FIU the FCLE is only available in person.

    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.

    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: 

    • Go to the  Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) website. 
    • Click on “Register  for a Test”. 
    • For “Current University” select "Florida International University" 
    • For "Language to be Tested" select the desired language. 
    • For “Proctor Information” please input the following:

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

    Name: Francia Alexandre

    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.