Testing Center

The Program Testing Center at Emily Griffith Technical College offers a broad range of assessment testing services for students, faculty, and other campus and community partners. The Center provides testing and proctoring services through adhering to the regulations and guidelines established by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), outside test companies, and Emily Griffith faculty.

Our professional staff members are dedicated to maintaining the highest compliance with institutional, state and federal regulations regarding the confidentiality of testing candidate records. While confidentiality is an important part of our process, we are committed to offering positive, collaborative and courteous services to students, faculty, and staff in the metro Denver community.

Committed to Integrity

A commitment to academic integrity is essential to the mission of Emily Griffith Technical College. Academic dishonesty violates the foundation of education, undermines the experiences within the instructional setting, and negatively impacts the needs of business and industry. This applies to any and all student experiences at the school (including taking the entrance exam) and in affiliate programs (including internships, clinical programs, online classes, etc.). Any violation of this policy in which academic credit is involved may result in immediate program termination and loss of program credit.

The following terms are a broad overview, but not an all-encompassing definition, of what constitutes a violation of academic integrity: cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, forgery, unauthorized collaboration, participation in academically dishonest activities, and facilitating academic dishonesty. For more information, please see pages 29-30 in the Student Handbook.

Classroom Test Requirements

  • Students must have valid government photo ID or student ID to test.
  • Teacher will schedule test date.
  • Testing must be done during official test hours.
  • No breaks between tests.
  • All personal items will be stored in assigned areas.
  • No unapproved items will be allowed in testing room, unless approved by instructor. Examples are calculators, notes, etc.
  • Testing proctor will keep completed tests and instructors will pick up in testing center and provide students with final test grade.
  • All untretrieved tests left in testing center will be shredded for security reasons.

Program Tests

Programs that Require TABE Reading Test Only:

Estimated Testing Time: 1 hour

Barbering

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade


Cosmetology

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade


Culinary Arts

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade


Dental Assisting

  • Minimum Reading Score: 12th grade


Esthetician

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade


Nurse Assisting (CNA)

  • Minimum Reading Score: 10th grade


Phlebotomy

  • Minimum Reading Score: 10th grade


Professional Baking and Design

  • Minimum Reading Score: 4th grade

 

Programs that Require TABE Reading and Math Assessment:

Estimated Testing Time: 2.5 hours

Accounting

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 9th grade

 

Automotive Collision Repair

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 8th grade

 

Automotive Service

  • Minimum Reading Score: 9th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 8th grade

 

CAD-Building Information Modeling

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 8th grade

 

Computer Networking/Desktop Support Technician

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 7th grade

 

Geographic Information Systems

  • Minimum Reading Score: 9th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 9th grade

 

HVAC/Refrigeration

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 8th grade

 

Legal Office

  • Minimum Reading Score: 10th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 7th grade

 

Manufacturing Technology

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 8th grade

 

Medical Assisting

  • Minimum Reading Score: 12th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 7th grade

 

Medical Clerical

  • Minimum Reading Score: 10th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 7th grade

 

Pharmacy Technician

  • Minimum Reading Score: 10th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 9th grade

 

Practical Nursing (Reading and Math tests timed for 1.5 hours each)

  • Minimum Reading Score: 12th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 80 percent

 

Video Production and Editing

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 7th grade

 

Water Quality Management

  • Minimum Reading Score: 9th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 9th grade


Welding

  • Minimum Reading Score: 8th grade
  • Minimum Math Score: 8th grade

 

Programs that Do Not Require a TABE Assessment:

  • Cake Decorating

 

GED Assessment for GED Classes

Total Estimated Testing Time: 2.5 hours

  • Reading: Untimed, 1 hour average testing time
  • Math: Untimed, 1.5 hour average testing time

*Initial TABE Testing fee is free and each re-test is $15

*LPN Math re test is $15

 

ID Requirements

A valid, government issued photo ID is required. This would include:

  • Driver's License or state photo ID
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Mexican Consulate Card
  • Department of Corrections
  • Military ID

 

Testing Center Hours of Operation

Program entrance tests are done on a walk-in basis during the times listed below, in room 657 at 1860 Lincoln Street:

Monday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

As of March 1st, 2018, Emily Griffith Technical College is no longer administering Work Keys exams. Instead, we offer the TABE Reading & Math test for all DPS Paraprofessionals. Tests will be $15. Retests will be $15 as well. 

Testing is available at any time during the following hours (offices are closed most holidays -- check for closures on the main page):

Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

CTE TABE Math Practice Test

CTE TABE Reading Practice Test

Questions? Please reach out to your DPS Talent Representative. 

Testing Expectations and Code of Conduct

1.   There is no initial testing fee for students, however, students are responsible for paying the re-test fee of $15 for each additional re-test

2.   Proper identification must be provided to the Testing Proctor prior to testing. All IDs must be either State or Government Issued

3.   Utilize the material given to you by the Testing Proctor; no outside resources or devices can be used. This includes but is not limited to the use of calculators, dictionaries, translators, music players or PCs

4.   Respect the integrity and intention of the test by not attempting to cheat or help others cheat

5.   Respect the testing environment by providing a quiet and distraction-free center

6.   All cellular devices must be turned off, if seen or heard by Testing Proctor, they will be confiscated and returned when testing has been completed

7.   Refrain from writing or marking in the test booklets

8.   Direct any questions or concerns to the Testing Proctor

Notice to Health Occupation Students: Make up tests must be completed in one sitting, breaks are not permitted

Need more information?

Testing Office

Phone:
720-423-4773
Location: 
1860 Lincoln Street, 6th Floor
Hours of operation: 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2018!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2018!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am

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I love Tonya [Tonya Robinson, Instructor], she makes things simple, clear and she makes the topics and long days go by so quickly.  I love that we have an on-site lab.

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