We want to make sure the classes you take are the right fit for you!
In order to help make sure we accomplish this, we need to determine your reading, writing and math skills through the assessment process.
During the Ivy Tech assessment process, we can measure where your skills are currently at in several different ways, including ACT, SAT or PSAT scores, high school GPA, previous college credit you've earned, or through the use of an assessment tool.
If you have test scores, high school transcripts or college transcripts to send, you can upload them when you apply. If you don't have them at the time you complete the application, don't worry! You have until the end of the term for which you applied to return to your application and upload your assessment documents.
Please Note: All Ivy Tech Community College campus buildings are currently closed. All classes in the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters are being delivered virtual and online. As a result all of our assessment assistance is now being provided virtually.
What does assessment look like online?
You can complete assessment in any of the following ways:
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In most cases, scores of 27 in Writing and Language, 460 in Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing, 25 in Reading and 500 in Math or higher on each section of the SAT*;or 17 in English, 18 in reading, 18 in math or higher on each section of the ACT can be accepted for your assessment if they were completed within the last four years. *SAT scores based on tests taken in 2016 and beyond.
**PSAT scores based on tests taken 2015 and beyond. Older test scores may also be accepted. Check the table for older SAT and PSAT score ranges.
Generally, a high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale will meet the assessment requirement if this was your final GPA at the time of graduation, and if you completed high school within the last four years. You must have graduated with a Core 40, Technical Honors, or Academic Honors diploma or equivalent. High school seniors who have not yet graduated can use the cumulative GPA after four high school semesters have been completed.
Have you already earned college credits (reading, writing, or math) or an Associate degree at another college or university? If so, an Associate degree or general education courses taken at another regionally accredited institution, with a grade of "C-" or higher, may be used to complete the assessment requirement.
If you do not have previous college credit, an ACT, SAT or PSAT score, or a cumulative high school GPA that satisfies the assessment requirement, you will need to complete the Knowledge Assessment steps outlined at your campus/location. Your results determine which writing, reading, and math classes you'll take first. The Knowledge Assessment is free. Your score will be accepted up to four years after you take the assessment.
The following information includes an overview of Knowledge Assessment, instructions to set up your assessment account, goal keys to get you started, and what to do when you are done with the diagnostic tests. At the end, there is contact information for answers to questions about account set up or contacting Advising at your campus. You will want to save this information for future reference.
OVERVIEW OF KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT
Ivy Tech’s Knowledge Assessment includes a diagnostic test to assess your present skills and review materials to supplement your current knowledge. As you complete the diagnostic part of the assessment, EdReady builds an individualized curriculum based on your responses. After the diagnostic, you have the opportunity to continue to improve your skills through Learning Paths to prepare for the courses in your program.
We suggest that you use your Ivy Tech email as your user name.
Pay close attention to the instructions. If the information is incomplete or the formatting is wrong, your progress will not be automatically sent to Ivy Tech’s Banner records. This could delay your class registration.
You can find your C# in the packet you received from Admissions, or on your student schedule in MyIvy.
ENTERING GOAL KEYS:
The GOAL KEY for all math assessments is KAMath. The GOAL KEY for English KAReadWrite.
If you are taking both English and Math, complete your English Goal first.
The Knowledge Assessment for Math includes three different math assessments. If you do not know which math course you are preparing for and do not want to take all three assessments, ask Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or continuing students can contact your campus advisor* by logging in to your dashboard at MyIvy> STUDENT > Advising > Schedule an Advising Appointment)
AFTER THE DIAGNOSTIC:
If you do not reach the minimum on the diagnostic test, one option is to continue in the Study Path to prepare for your next course. Another option is to take a prerequisite course. Your advisor can help you decide.*
If you meet the minimum score, your next step is to contact your advisor.* (*Instructions for finding and contacting your advisor are below.)
Minimum score required to enroll in:
English 111 and courses with ENGL 0xx prerequisite
QR - MATH 123 and courses with MATH 080 prerequisite
STEM - MATH 043 and courses with MATH 023 prerequisite
STEM - MATH 13X, 141 or 200 and courses with MATH 043 prerequisite
If during your call with an advisor, it is determined that an assessment is needed in order to qualify for Ivy Tech coursework, your advisor will arrange for an online testing opportunity that can be completed anywhere you have a reliable internet connection.
Once the day and time is scheduled, you will be contacted by the test proctor with specifics on what you will need to do.
Once the test is complete, you will be given your score(s), as will your advisor.
Your advisor will communicate with you regarding next steps in order to get started!