UCM Testing Services is dedicated to improving student learning and development, the quality of academic and student support services programs, and the overall intellectual life and learning environment of the institution. Testing Services strives to implement UCM’s assessment program, provide the highest quality testing environment, and maintain accurate, confidential and reliable test score and instructional assessment services.
Testing Services ascribes to nationally recognized professional testing standards and governmental regulations promoting responsible fiscal, legal, ethical and equitable practices within an environment of continuous quality improvement, business innovation and technological advancement. Services provided for students, faculty, staff, as well as community and business partners will be consistently rendered with an attitude of service that demonstrates value in human relationships, personal excellence, human dignity, diversity, and commitment to lifelong learning.
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UCM offers students the following opportunities to gain academic credit for knowledge they may have acquired through prior coursework or independent study. See the Standardized Tests page for additional information.
Advanced Placement (AP)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Dante Standardized Subject Test (DSST)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Only tests taken within the past 10 years are eligible for special credit review. Credit is not applied until the student is attending UCM. For credit to be considered, the student must request an official score report be sent directly from the testing company.
Course evaluations provide an essential role in UCM’s commitment to excellence in education. UCM collects student feedback each semester about courses and instructors through an online course evaluation system. The results are provided to instructors, department chairs and college deans to help improve instruction. Course evaluation results help faculty gain a better understanding of how well they are meeting the learning needs of their students. Feedback helps them to develop, modify and improve courses. Course evaluation results are also used by supervisors during performance reviews to evaluate instructors’ effectiveness and help determine annual promotion, tenure and class assignment decisions.
Every UCM course with an enrollment of five or more students is included in the basic institutional online course evaluation of five questions, as required by Senate Bill 389. Evaluations also contain questions specific to the four colleges. Beginning summer 2018, UCM uses the TK20 assessment method for conducting these online course evaluations, which are processed by Testing Services. The course evaluations are completely anonymous and students are strongly encouraged to participate in the course evaluation process in order to help improve instruction.
UCM Testing Services provide free NCS scanning services for classroom tests using blue 81/2”x11” bubble sheets only. Please allow 48 hours for processing. Results of scanned classroom tests will be emailed to the faculty or staff member listed on cover sheet. A valid UCM ID is required to pick up scanned answer sheets to ensure confidentiality and security.