Assessment Center

CONTACTS

  • Assessment Center
  • (425) 739-8115
  • Kirkland Campus
    West Building, W204
  • Hours
    Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tues. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Assessment Center at Lake Washington Institute of Technology prepares students for today's careers and tomorrows opportunities by providing quality testing and assessment services to our students, faculty, staff and our community.

Assessment Center testing and services include:

  • New! Piloting new Self-guided placement assessment for math and English in the Assessment Center October 17-31, 2016.
  • CLEP: College Level Examination Program
  • Certiport Exams: ACA, MOS and MTA
  • COMPASS: placement test for math and English, and to determine entry into programs of study.
  • GED®: General Education Development.
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • LWTech offers Adobe Certification testing free of charge and  by appointment only for currently enrolled MMDP and BTAD students and faculty.
  • Keyboarding: Please contact the Assessment Center to schedule an appointment.
  • MOS 2010, IC3 and ACA Adobe Certifications: Certiport lists test locations.
     

Register for a Test

Note

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Before You Test

The following expectations apply to all tests:

  • Current government-issued photo ID is required for all testing
  • You must obtain a LWTech Student ID number at Enrollment Services in the West Building, Room W201, prior to taking your test.
  • If you arrive late for your test, you will need to reschedule.
  • Please make arrangements for childcare, as children are not allowed in the Assessment Center.
  • Food or beverages are not allowed in the Assessment Center.
  • All personal belongings need to be stored in lockers just outside of the Assessment Center.
  • No hats or headphones may be worn in the Assessment Center.

Testing for Students with Disabilities 

The Assessment Center at Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers accommodated testing for students with disabilities.

Accommodated Testing Scheduling

If you would like to request for disability accommodations for testing please contact the Disabilities Support Services office. The required lead time for requests to be processed varies depending on the type of test.

  • COMPASS & TEAS: 1-2 weeks in advance of planned test date

  • GED®: minimum of 6 weeks in advance of first planned test date

  • CLEP: 2-4 weeks in advance of planned test date

After your accommodations are approved, you will need to contact the Assessment Center to make a testing appointment. Accommodated testing appointments are usually offered on the first Friday of each month. Depending on the type of accommodations needed, an appointment may be necessary for the COMPASS test. If so, a DSS coordinator will arrange this with the Assessment Center.

Transfer Placement Test from Another College

For all entering students at any Washington community and technical college, system policy provides that:

  1. A student who qualifies for a specific level of pre-college math, English, or reading, either through course completion or local skills assessment, will have that course placement level honored at another Washington Community or Technical college if the student so requests, even if the courses may not be exact equivalents.

  2. A student who qualifies for entry into college-level math, English, or reading, either through course completion or local skills assessment, will be considered to have met the entry college-level standard at every community and technical college.

  3. Students requesting reciprocity must initiate the process within one year of their initial placement assessment.

At LWTech the single point of contact is:

Christina Harter
Assistant Director of Student Development
(425) 739-8225
West Building, W207

Students who wish to use this policy must:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the point of contact listed above or her designee.

  2. At the appointment, provide placement data (test scores, placement report, etc.) and an unofficial transcript from the previous college attached to a Request Form. An official transcript will be required if credit was earned in a course.

LWTech will evaluate the documents and place the student in a manner equivalent to placement at the former college.