Online Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Barton Community College placement testing determines readiness for college level coursework. Students entering college for the first time without placement scores must take the Accuplacer test. Students must submit test scores if they are pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree or are enrolling in a general education class requiring specific test scores. Placement test scores will be used to place students in the appropriate English, Reading, or Math course.

Students should understand the high-stakes nature of these tests in determining their placement in college classes. These tests measure academic capability and should not be confused with tests measuring intelligence or ability. Testing provides both the student and the advisor an effective tool to best position the student for academic success. Through enrollment in proper courses, students are more likely to meet their academic goals. 

Effective with Spring 2019 Session 3, students that fail to submit proper prerequisite documents or successful Accuplacer scores by midnight (CST) on the 1st Monday of the session, will not be allowed to enroll in their prerequisite course(s) for the selected session. 

Individuals requiring testing accommodations due to disability should contact disabilityservices@bartonccc.edu or call (620) 786-1102.

Taking the Accuplacer Placement Test

Students outside of Barton's service area

Students outside of Barton's service area may arrange to take the Accuplacer test at an approved testing location convenient to them, with proctoring provided by the testing site for which any site-specific proctoring changes will be the students responsibility. These students will receive a voucher. 

Fully-online students outside of Barton's geographic service area may arrange to take the Accuplacer test utilizing virtual proctoring through Examity, for which there is no charge to the student. These students will receive a voucher. 

To receive a voucher, please complete the Barton Accuplacer Voucher Request form. 

Students in Barton's service area

Students residing in Barton's seven county service area (Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford counties) will test at the Barton County campus in Great Bend, KS. Email placementtesting@bartonccc.edu for more information. To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Accuplacer Placement Testing". 

Students attending the Fort Riley or Fort Leavenworth sites may take the Accuplacer test at those locations. Email placementtesting@bartonccc.edu for more information. To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Accuplacer Placement Testing."

SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, or COMPASS scores

Barton will accept SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, or COMPASS scores if they are less than five (5) years old. Scores may be sent to placementtesting@bartonccc.edu

Within this email please include the following information:

  • Please indicate "Placement Scores" or something similar in the subject line of your email. 
  • Barton student ID
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Primary campus
  • Phone number
  • Course for which you are submitting scores

To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Placement Scores". 

Prior College Coursework

Some college level coursework may be considered to meet prerequisite requirements. These courses must be college level and passed with a grade of C or higher. Determination will be made upon review of a college transcript. For placement purposes, unofficial transcripts may be emailed to prereq@bartonccc.edu 

Within this email please include the following information:

  • Please indicate "Prior College Coursework" or something similar in the subject line of your email. 
  • Barton student ID
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Primary campus
  • Phone number
  • Course for which you are submitting prerequisite information
  • Course start date/session/semester in which you plan to enroll

To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Prior College Coursework". 

Enrollment in Two Courses Where One is a Prerequisite For The Other

(EXAMPLE: Enrolling now in English Composition I for an earlier session and English Composition II in a subsequent session)

Students wishing to enroll at the same time for courses where the first course is a prerequisite for the second course will need to contact Barton personnel for enrollment into the later course. If, at the completion of the first course, the final grade does not meet the prerequisite requirement for the subsequent course, the enrollment will be dropped by Barton. For assistance, please email prereq@bartonccc.edu

Within this email please include the following information:

  • Please indicate "Subsequent Course" or something similar in the subject line of your email. 
  • Barton student ID
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Primary campus
  • Phone number
  • Course for which you are submitting prerequisite information
  • Course start date/session/semester in which you plan to enroll

To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Subsequent Course". 

Technical Requirements for Utilizing Examity Virtual Proctoring

  • Desktop computer or laptop (tablets, Chromebook and cell phones do not meet the requirements). 
  • Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended.  
  • A working built-in or external webcam and microphone. 
  • The pop-up blocker in your browser must be disabled for Examity.com.
  • If you have questions or concerns, you can email support@examity.com and arrange to do a system check with someone on Examity’s support team.

 

Preparing for Accuplacer

Resources below are available to students in preparation for the Accuplacer.
Accuplacer Sample Reading and Math Problems 
Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Practice 
Accuplacer Study Guide
Practice Testing 
Math Practice Testing
Math and Language Arts Practice
ESL practice
 

Additional resources related to placement and prerequisites

Assessment/ Placement Policy & Procedures 
Courses with Prerequisites 
Placement Matrix

 

Accuplacer Information

Do you need to take a MATH placement test? We are now using ACCUPLACER for all MATH placement testing. Below are the instructions on how to get set up with an ACCUPLACER account. 

Please review the options below and then email placementtesting@bartonccc.edu with the following information:

Barton Student ID
Full name
Date of birth
Email address
Which campus you take classes at
Phone number
Which option you are selecting to take the placement test from the list below

Option 1:  Virtual – Remote Proctoring 

Have your ACCUPLACER test proctored online from just about anywhere with BVirtual!  This option enables you to take the ACCUPLACER test at any location.  You must have an appropriate Barton student ID and your computer must meet the technical specifications that are required for testing.   

BVirtual technical requirements:

  • A well working computer with 1 GB of RAM or higher.
  • A wired high-speed internet connection (3 Mbps).  A wireless internet connection is not recommended.  
  • Any webcam with 640x480 video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable)
  • Working speakers connected to the computer.
  • A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built-in microphone).
  • Flash player version 7 or higher.
  • Browser compatibility:  IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.

Option 2:  Off Campus – Remote Proctoring
(please note, there may be a fee charged as determined by the testing facility)

Take your test at a local testing center.  This will enable you to take your Accuplacer test on a different campus with a human proctor. 

Option 3:  On the Barton County Campus in Great Bend, Kansas. 

Option 4: ACT, SAT, CLEP and DANTES
(please note, the availability of this option will be determined on an individual basis)

For information regarding the use of ACT, SAT, CLEP, and DANTES scores in place of a placement test please email placementtesting@bartonccc.edu.

Academic Assessment, Placement, and Re-testing Policy

Preparing for Your Placement Test 

Accuplacer Sample Reading and Math Problems 
Accuplacer Study Guide
Practice Testing 
Math Practice Testing
Math and Language Arts Practice