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.
Determine if you need to take the Assessment- If you have advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, ACT or SAT test scores, high school transcripts or college transcripts, please upload these documents when you apply. These will be evaluated to determine your need to assess. If you need help contact Admissions at email@example.com.
Self-Placement- If you do not have recent high school GPA or SAT/ACT scores and choose not to take the Knowledge Assessment, you may self-place by taking the co-requisite in math or English or the lowest course in your math pathway for your program of study. You may also choose to take a developmental stand-alone reading or writing course. Please contact your academic advisor for guidance in choosing the appropriate courses. https://www.ivytech.edu/advising/index.html
Note: Students in the Tech Pathway must assess for MATH 122.
Enter your information to register for the EdReady Ivy Prep/Knowledge Assessment Program.
Enter your name.
Use your Ivy Tech email and password to set up your EdReady account.
After you have registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation notice.
Open your e-mail and find the confirmation from EdReady. Click on the link within the e-mail to start using EdReady.
Click on “Get Started” and you should see a box that says “All Goals.” Click add goal and enter one of the following keys:
For Reading/Writing Assessment, enter the key: KAReadWrite
For Math Assessment, enter the key: KAMath
Before you begin the assessment in math, you will need to enter your desired path mathway:
For Tech Math 122, enter the key: lafayettemath122
For STEM Math (Math 023, 043, 13x), enter the key: lafayettemath13x
For Quantitative Reasoning (Math 123), enter the key: lafayettemath080123
Under the goal, click “Add to Goals,” then click on the “Your Goals” tab. Click “Go to Goal.”
To begin, complete the diagnostic.
After you complete the diagnostic, your score will populate in Banner and you may be eligible to enroll in classes.
If you have additional topics to master after the initial assessment, you will be able to continue working in EdReady. After you complete EdReady at 95 percent, you will receive a congratulations email. Please forward that email to the Ivy Prep contact on your campus.
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!