Students may take the A&P placement test online. Please select the link to ProctorU to schedule an online exam. Alternatively, students can contact the testing center for their assigned campus.
When is Placement Testing Offered?
Placement tests are offered on a regular basis during the term. Students are encouraged to take all placement tests before any New Wings event, which occurs June through September, and as a part of student orientation at the beginning of each term. Drop-in testing is available through Testing Services on the Klamath Falls campus, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Testing by appointment is available through Testing Services on the Portland-Metro campus. Alternatively, you may complete your placement test online through ProctorU.
How long do the Placement Tests take?
Students are given 2 hours to complete the ALEKS math placement test. Students usually take between 60-90 minutes. The A&P placement test takes about 15 minutes to complete. There is no writing placement test.
Other Important Information about Placement Testing:
There is no charge for full-time Oregon Tech students who are taking their first placement tests. Students who are re-testing will not be charged a fee unless their exam is proctored online.
If you are taking your placement tests at the Klamath Falls campus, when your reservation time comes, report to Testing Services in the LRC, room 230 (second floor of the library building) to begin your testing. If you have questions, contact Testing Services Coordinator at 541-851-5176. Portland-Metro students, report to Testing Services on the 4th floor, room 431 (turn left off the elevator, enter the Peer Consulting Center and turn left). If you have questions, contact Testing Services Coordinator at 503-821-1263.
How do I Register to take the Placement Tests?
If you are a new student who has been admitted to the college, and you will be participating in a registration (New Wings) event, please take all placement tests before you arrive. Students who wait to take their placement exams the day of registration will delay their registration appointment. Sign up for the Registration event according to the instructions you receive and you will automatically receive placement testing as part of the Registration event, but you will have a delayed appointment if you have not completed your placement tests upon arrival.
Contact Nyesia Driver (Nyesia.Driver@oit.edu) if you need assistance with scheduling your placement test at the Klamath Falls campus or online. If you wish to take your placement tests at the Portland-Metro campus, contact Jenni Betschart (Jenni.Betschart@oit.edu).
What do I need to bring to Placement Testing?
The only thing you need to bring is picture I.D. We will provide scratch paper and pencils. Calculators are not allowed on the math test.
Do I need to study before taking the Placement Tests?
We strongly recommend that you take a practice test before taking a proctored ALEKS math placement test. You may review math concepts prior to taking a proctored placement test. In order to effectively review, go to the “ALEKS Math Placement Test” link and take the un-proctored placement test and review modules before taking a proctored test. Also, you may want to obtain a math textbook from your high school or library or study material from a previous math course.
Alternatively, the "Math Practice Problems" link provides practice problems that are designed to assess student readiness for Math 100 (Intermediate Algebra), Math 111 (College Algebra), Math 112 (Trigonometry), and Math 251 (Calculus). If some or all of this material seems over your head, don't panic. Our computer-based system will automatically deliver questions to you which are generally in keeping with your ability level. Also, our placement test is designed to place students into Arithmetic or Elementary Algebra courses when students don't yet have the skills to begin Math 100 (Intermediate Algebra). So, if all of the practice problems are too difficult for you, just study whatever basic arithmetic and elementary algebra that you can, and the test will place you into an appropriate lower-level course.
Who do I call if I have questions?
Klamath Falls students should contact Testing Services at 541-885-1791. Portland-Metro students should contact Testing Services at 503-821-1263.