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UHCC EdReady™ Math and English Placement/Readiness

UHCC EdReady™ Math and English Placement/Readiness

UH-Kaua`i CC is using UHCC EdReady™ College Readiness scores to help students determine their starting course for English and Math. After you complete the initial diagnostic test you can use your score to register for classes. You can also keep working on your learning path to improve your score. When you hit a score milestone, you’ll get an email letting you know the next math or English course you have qualified for.

You only need to register once. The UHCC EdReady™ username and password you set up will give you access to both College English and Math Placement Programs.

Step 1 - Create an UHCC EdReady account at  uhcc.edready.org

Go to uhcc.edready.org.

IMPORTANT! You must use the UHCC EdReady site to complete your placement diagnostics. 

EdReady at UH

Look for the gold UHCC logo to make sure you’re on the UHCC EdReady site.

 

Click on Get Started and answer the following questions:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Create a password
  • Zip code
  • UH ID number (enter your 8-digit UH number)
  • UH Campus – Kauai
  • Which language do you know best

Step 2 - When prompted, type the following Goal Key exactly as shown.

                  UH_KAU_Placement

Step 3 - Complete your Diagnostic in either English or Math.

  • ENGLISH Placement
    • Start on “English Path 1”
       
  • MATH Placement
    Your goals determine which Math Path you should complete (you only need to complete one ):
     
    • Math Path1: Non-STEM/College Math Placement
      Math Path 1 is for students in a program that does not require Algebra or Calculus like Humanities, Nursing, Education, and many career and technical programs.
       
      • Using Math Path 1, you could place into Math 75X, Math 82X, Math 100, Math 111, or Math 115.
         
    • Math Path 2: STEM/Algebra Placement
      Math Path 2 is for students seeking to place into MATH 103-College Algebra.  College Algebra is typically required for Science, Engineering, Business, and some allied health programs.

      • Using Math Path 2, you could place into Math 103, Math 103 with 88, or any of the courses included in Path 1.

    • Math Path 3: STEM/Calculus Placement
      Math Path 3 is for students seeking placement into precalculus, trigonometry, or calculus courses typically required for Science, Engineering, Business, and some allied health programs.

      • Using Math Path 3, you could place into Math 140X, Math 241, or any of the courses in Path 2 or in Path 1, excluding Math 82X.

     Please contact your counselor at 808-245-8212 if you’re not sure which math path to take for your program.

Step 4 - Complete Your Diagnostic and Get Your Results.

The test takes about an hour, but it is untimed, and you can stop and come back later to finish the diagnostic test. When you are finished, your score will be sent to your email address.

♦Please click here to Download the UH-Kaua`i CC EdReady™ Placement Chart to understand your results.

Once you receive your results, you can schedule an appointment with your counselor at 808.245.8212 to take the next step of enrolling at UH Kaua`i Community College.  You can also request a counseling appointment by email at counskau@hawaii.edu.


June 2020: the Testing Center remains closed to the general public.

In-person testing center services are available on a limited basis to Kaua`i Community College students.  We remain closed to the general public, so services for Non-UH tests, professional testing through ASE or PearsonVUE, CLEP, DSST, GRE, and PRAXIS continue to be suspended until further notice.

  • Most appointments will be conducted remotely using Zoom.
    • Remote academic testing is available to Kaua`i-based students currently enrolled in University of Hawai`i courses, testing for those UH courses.
  • Appointments for remote proctoring should be made three business days in advance to ensure availability.
    • Same-day appointments are not allowed.
    • Students should leave a message at 808-245-8306 or email their appointment request to kautest@hawaii.edu.
  • Placement Assessment
    • If Kaua`i CC is not your home campus, please contact your home campus to use their services. Kaua`i CC is using the EdReady™ diagnostic for placement if alternative measures are not available or are below prerequisite levels. More information about EdReady™ is available above.
  • Alternative Placement Measures
    • Scores and grades you already have may meet course prerequisites.
    • If you would like us to evaluate your existing alternative measures such as high school cumulative GPA, high school courses completed, SAT or ACT scores, and others scores you might already have, please complete the Alternative Placement Self-Report form (click here to download).  
      • You must include your 8-digit (numerical) UH ID Number and your handwritten signature on the form when you return it.  You may find your UH ID Number on your acceptance letter.
      • Return the completed form to us using UH’s secure file drop service at http://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop.  Only forms with a valid UH ID Number and a handwritten signature will be accepted.  Please allow up to three business days for evaluation.

To make a Testing appointment

You MUST make an appointment to use the Testing Center. (See our calendar for blocked dates/times below.)

  1. Call or leave a message at  (808) 245-8306  OR
  2. Email the following information to kautest@hawaii.edu (email at least two business days in advance).

Please include on the email:

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Course and teacher (like Math 100, Ms. Chi)
  3. Your UH username or UH student ID#
  4. Date and time you would like to take your exam (first choice)
  5. Date and time you would like to take your exam (second choice)
  6. Your phone number

Someone will confirm your appointment or suggest another time if requested time is unavailable.

For placement testing, please call Student Counseling at 808.245.8212

 

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You may be exempt from placement testing if you: Took the College’s test within the last two years; Have college transcripts showing completion of English and/or math courses on file at our Admissions & Records Office; Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. college or university; or Are applying as an unclassified student and do not plan to enroll in English or math courses or any course with English or math prerequisites. Click here for more information

Placement into English using your high school grades, courses and test scores. Click here for more information

Placement into Math using your high school grades, courses and test scores. Click here for more information

We proctor exams for UH System students and Non-UH students. It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with your school and us and to verify your materials have been received before arriving to take your exams. Please allow ample time to complete your exams within Test Center hours. Students must present a valid photo ID for tests to be administered.

  • For UH System courses, our services are offered free of charge. Please contact us with (1) your name, (2) a contact number, (3) your course (like "SUBJect 245"), (4) your instructor's name, and (5) date & time you'd like to have your exam proctored. We'll either confirm your request or offer other available times.
     
  • For Non-UH courses, the fee is $25 per hour (min $25/test) plus $25 for each fraction of an hour after the first hour. For example, 1 hour and 1-60 min = $50 fee; 2 hours & 1-60 min = $75 fee, etc. If your materials need to be mailed back, there is a nominal fee for postage and envelope. Payments are by check or cash only.

We'll post the exam parameters as we get them. However, sometimes things get busy, so please don't wait until the day before your exam to check. You may call us at 245-8306 to check if your proctoring instructions have been received. Remember, you need to tell your distance learning instructor where you are. Otherwise, they won't know where to send their instructions.

  •     For UH System courses, please click here to check if we've received your exam instructions.
  •     For all other schools, please click here to check if we've received your exam instructions.

To learn more about this test, please visit Accuplacer's website where they also provide some practice materials to help you prepare. Kauai CC uses WritePlacer for English placement and the Next-Generation Mathematics tests for Math placement.  Information specifically about ACCUPLACER's Next-Generation tests are also provided on their site.

  • University of Hawaii Students
    • ACCUPLACER placement exams are administered by the Test Center, however scheduling and fees are handled by Student Counseling. 
    • Please contact (808) 245-8212 to register for this exam or to make changes to your placement testing appointment. 
  • Students of other Universities or Colleges
    • Kauai CC's Testing Center is setup as a remote Accuplacer testing site.  Your school can grant us access the exact tests they use which means your course placement may be much quicker.
    • Please contact your school to see if they do remote Accuplacer testing, then ask them what you need to do so you can take it at Kauai Community College.  Once you have your school's required information list or form, please call the TC at (808) 245-8306 to make an appointment and request more detailed proctor information.
    • We charge a fee for administering Accuplacer tests for universities and colleges outside of the U of Hawaii system.
    • Note: Not all schools use Accuplacer. You are responsible for making sure your school will take Accuplacer scores.  If they use a different placement testing system, you could still ask them to take their test remotely (on Kauai).

LSAT is available in traditional paper/pencil format on select national testing dates. Please check http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat for more information and to register for this exam.

Computer-Based Testing (extra fees may be charged)
 

  • LSAT is available in traditional paper/pencil format on select national testing dates. Please check http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat for more information and to register for this exam.

    Computer-Based Testing (extra fees may be charged)

  • ASE. We have partnered with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence to administer ASE certification exams. You need to create an account and pay for your tests at www.myASE.com. Then call us at 245-8306 to make your appointment during our regular service hours. Please have available your ASE Eligibility Number and list of exams you registered for.
  • On test day, you must present your valid government-issued picture ID, (driver's license, passport, or such). Your cell phone should be left in your vehicle or turned off and left with your proctor. If you have questions about the test or the registration process, please contact ASE from 8am to 8pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday at 1-877-346-9327.
  • CLEP is now available. Please check http://clep.collegeboard.org for more information. You should also verify with your school that they will accept CLEP credits. Once registered, please contact us to schedule an exam date. An administration fee will be charged.
  • DSST is also available.  Please check http://getcollegecredit.com/test_takers for more information. Again, please verify with your school that they will accept DSST credits. Once registered, please contact us to schedule an exam date. An administration fee will be charged.
  • NCCT Certification is now available. Please check https://www.ncctinc.com/ for application and instructions.
  • PearsonVUE Testing - A number of professional and academic exams are available through Pearson Vue. Please sign-up for these exams at http://www.pearsonvue.com/programs/.  (Not all exams are available at our site. To see if your exam is available, use  Vue Test Center Locator).
  • PRAXIS is now available on special test dates during our regular hours. Seats are very limited (only 5 per session). Praxis I, II, and School Leadership Series exams are available at Kauai Community College's Testing Center.
  • You must register at http://www.ets.org/praxis/. Dates through August 2018 are available at this website.
  • In order to see test dates, you must select "Register Now".
  • You may also use the calendar at the bottom of this page.

NOTE:  Regarding Praxis, testing staff are not allowed to suggest exams to take or discuss the meaning of results with candidates. Please contact your intended school or state board for more information about tests and scores.Additional resources: Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

  • ServSafe - Food Protection Manager is available in online form. Please check http://www.servsafe.com/ to find classes and to register for this exam. Once registered, please contact us to schedule an exam date.
  • TEAS is available to currently enrolled University of Hawaii students applying to University of Hawaii Nursing programs. Please see our ATI TEAS info page for steps to sign-up. 
  • Due to the length of this exam and check-in process, it is offered only on Tuesdays mornings and afternoons and Thursday afternoons (as of 1/09/2017, schedule subject to change due to private use bookings and staff availability).
  • If you need to take this for another university system, please contact your school first.

There are a few other exams proctored at our campus by individuals who are not associated with the Testing Center. For more information about these tests, it's best to refer to the various websites listed below for more information. The TC does not have this information.

  • ACT? - No. Kauaʻi CC does not proctor ACT exams. Please check http://www.act.org/ for more information and to sign-up for other exams.
     
  • GED? - No, Kauaʻi CC does not. Please check http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ for more information about this exam.
     
  • GRE? - No, Kauaʻi CC does not. Please check http://www.gre.org/ for more information about this exam. (If you are interested in taking this on Kauai, please let GRE know.  We we asked in 2015 and 2016, we were told they were not interested in expanding to Kauai at that time due to lack of demand.)
     
  • ParaPro? - No, Kauaʻi CC does not - but we are working on it. Please check http://www.ets.org/parapro/ for more information and to register for this exam.
     
  • SAT? - No, KauaʻiCC does not.  Please check http://www.collegeboard.com/ for more information about this exam.

Testing Center

Kaua'i Community College’s Testing Center supports student and community success by providing academic and professional examination facilities both internally to faculty, staff, and students and externally to the Kauai community. The Testing Center is committed to maintaining the highest compliance with professional testing standards and practices, safeguarding confidentiality of records and exams, and creating an optimal testing environment.

 

Kauai Community College One Stop Center We are locate at One Stop Center first floor

Kaua`i Community College
3-1901 Kaumuali`i Hwy.
Lihu`e, HI 96766
Phone: 808-245-8306
Fax: 808-245-8220 (Attn: Testing Center)
Email:  kautest@hawaii.edu (email at least two business days in advance).