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Tutoring and Testing Center

Serving You in the Virtual Environment

Placement testing

Examity, ACCUPLACER’s approved online remote live testing service, has just resumed testing after several weeks of discontinued testing due to Coronavirus concerns. Examity is an option for students whose computers and equipment satisfy technology requirements. Students with computers that do not meet requirements will need to wait until they can placement test in person.

Placement testing through Examity is an option only for those students whose computer and equipment satisfy the requirements below. It is not possible to test on tablets or cell phones. Please contact Lake Land College’s Testing Center at 217-234-5301 with questions or to begin the process for a remote test through Examity.

Computer Requirements

  • Browser:
    Google Chrome v39 or later, Firefox v34 or later, Internet Explorer v8 or later, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari v6 or later. Please disable your pop-up blocker.
  • Operating System:
    Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.8 or later
  • Equipment:
    Desktop or laptop computer (tablets are not supported)
    Built-in or external webcam, microphone and speakers
    2GB or more of RAM
  • Internet Connection:
    An upload and download speed of 2Mbps

Getting Started

  1. Contact Lake Land College’s Testing Center at 217-234-5301 and tell them you’re interested in taking ACCUPLACER tests with Examity.
  2. Once Lake Land College approves your request, you will receive an email from ACCUPLACER with your voucher code. This voucher code will allow you to schedule and take your exam.
  3. Click the Examity link in the email which will bring you to the Examity registration page. Enter your first name, last name, email and hit register.
  4. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email with login credentials from Examity. You will then log into the Examity dashboard. From here, you will set up a profile and schedule your exam using the voucher code provided.

Additional Information

The Examity student guide and Examity video tour will provide additional information.

Tutoring

Although we are now limited to remotely tutoring students that need assistance, we are appreciative that we do now have multiple options.

  • Smarthinking, online tutoring, is now available 24/7 for all our students from a link on their Canvas page. Through Smarthinking, students may :
    • make an appointment to schedule a future tutoring session.
    • connect with a live tutor on demand in a drop-in session.
    • ask a question, and a tutor will respond usually within 24 hours.

Students may take advantage of remote tutoring with our current tutors in a variety of ways.

  • Through the conference bridge, it is possible to establish a phone meeting between a tutor and student, and it can be expanded to include more than two people at a time.
  • Students may connect and communicate back and forth with a tutor through college email.
  • Zoom is a web based conferencing tool that offers video, audio, and screen sharing capabilities between tutor and student.

Please allow extra time to get connected with a tutor.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Karla Miller, Director of Tutoring and Testing, at tutoringandtesting@lakelandcollege.edu or 217-234-5287.

Please also feel free to reach out via email with specific class-related questions or requests for resources.

The Tutoring and Testing Center offers tutoring for college courses, administration of the college placement test, proctoring services for tests and quizzes in online courses that require testing in a proctored environment, administration of pre-nursing exams and testing for various programs, Pearson VUE testing, CLEP testing, distance learning test proctoring, supplemental services for students with disabilities, and basic skills courses in test taking, memory, and computer anxiety.

Located in Webb Hall 130, the Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and later by appointment (Monday through Thursday during summer session).

Tutoring

The Tutoring and Testing Center offers tutoring in specific subjects. Students may arrange a one-time session or regular ongoing appointments based on their needs. Students may only need one or two sessions, once a week, or several hours per week.

Tutoring is free to all students, made possible by college funding and grants, and is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and later by appointment. To ensure there is a tutor available for the particular area the student is needing help, an appointment is necessary. Students may make one appointment or establish regular standing appointments for the entire semester. Call 217-234-5287 or visit the Tutoring and Testing Center to make an appointment.

Students should notify the Tutoring and Testing Center if they are going to miss their session. If a student frequently no shows or fails to call in, the Tutoring and Testing Center may cancel the student’s appointments and give that time to other students needing help. Students may then reschedule tutoring time.

Placement & CLEP Testing

Placement Testing

All degree-seeking students and/or students planning to enroll in a math or English course must have ACT/SAT or Lake Land College placement test scores on file. Students will be mandatorily placed in appropriate courses based on placement test scores or ACT/SAT scores, whichever is higher, and chosen program of study. If a student’s record includes more than one set of scores, the highest scores recorded are used for placement. One retest is allowed in each of the three areas with a retest fee of $5.00 per test – limit of two sets of scores within a four-year period.

To schedule a test or for more information, call 217-234-5301 or email tutoringandtesting@lakelandcollege.edu. Students who have a documented disability can make arrangements for test accommodations by contacting the Office of Student Accommodations at 217-234-5259. Students are encouraged to review the placement test study guide in order to prepare for the test.

For more information on determining placement in reading, English and math courses based on ACT/SAT or Lake Land College placement test scores, visit our Placement Testing webpage. Counselors will review this information with you at your orientation/advising appointment. To discuss your placement scores or for additional information regarding degree requirements, please call Counseling Services at 217-234-5232.

CLEP Testing

College credit is given for examinations taken through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) if satisfactory scores are achieved. CLEP examinations are based on college level subject material. If you participate in these programs, you must request that the results be forwarded to the Lake Land College Admissions and Records Office. You should be aware that CLEP credits may not be accepted as transfer credit at other colleges or universities.

Students desiring to take these tests may obtain information by contacting the Director of the Tutoring and Testing Center at 217-234-5287. For more information on the minimum credit granting scores and how credit is granted, visit our CLEP Testing webpage.

Proctoring Services

Proctoring services are available Monday through Thursday on campus and vary by location at the extension centers in Effingham, Pana, and Marshall. Proctoring can be scheduled for the following times and locations:

Students wishing to take tests at a site other than one of the locations listed above must have an approved proctor administer all exams. It is the responsibility of the student to secure an acceptable proctor and ensure that a Student-Proctor Agreement Form is completed and submitted to the Lake Land College Tutoring and Testing Center. The student must pay all expenses associated with proctoring exams. Expenses may include envelopes and postage for returning tests and/or any special proctoring fees.

Proctoring appointments should be scheduled well in advance. Please take note of deadlines in your syllabus, especially those that fall on a Friday or weekend. If your exam allows for multiple attempts, please schedule multiple appointments in case you need them. Proctoring appointments can be made through IRIS in the Laker Hub. Students should 1.) login to the Laker Hub, 2.) click on “Students” under “My IRIS”, 3.) select “Proctored Test Scheduler”, 4.) select “Testing Proctoring Scheduler”, and 5.) choose their term, test, date, location and time.

Pearson Vue Testing

As a testing center for Pearson VUE, Lake Land College offers computerized testing for GED, admission into teacher education programs and licensure exams, CompTia, CISCO, and many more certification/board testing programs. For more information about what tests are available and/or to sign up for Pearson VUE tests, please visit the VUE website. Any changes to this schedule will be noted on the Pearson VUE website. For additional information, contact the Director of the Tutoring and Testing Center at 217-234-5287.

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