Benton Center Testing

Testing at the Benton Center is located in The Learning and Career Center (LCC) room 222.

Testing Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday                      8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Closed:  November 28 and 29

OPEN: December 7 for Study Jam 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Finals Week Hours - December 9-13:
December 9 - 11:  8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (No placement testing available)
December 12:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 13:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Tests must be finished 15 minutes before closing.  Plan on starting tests two hours before closing.

Appointments can be scheduled at:
Phone:  (541) 757-8944 ext 5101
E-mail:  bcproctor@linnbenton.edu

The Benton Center Campus has the following services available for Students/Community and LBCC Faculty: 

  • Services for Students and Community
    • Placement (Writing, Reading and Math)

      New students may need to take a placement assessment to determine what level of math and writing classes to register for.  The assessment is not pass or fail - instead, the goal is to determine current skill levels in order to ensure success at LBCC.  Preparing for the assessment is important - the higher placement, the fewer classes needed, which means more time and money saved!

      For placement testing, Follow these steps 

    • Chemistry Placement

      The chemistry placement test is designed for students that have completed one year of high school chemistry and math 95. The chemistry placement test has 50 multiple choice questions and is timed at 60 minutes. The three parts of the test are; mathematics, problem solving, and general chemistry. A score of 30 or higher will allow students to bypass chemistry 150.  Two attempts are allowed.

      There is no fee for this test.

      These tests are walk in at the Benton Center.  Check the available testing hours.

    • Spanish Placement

      The Spanish placement test is a 75 question, multiple choice and fill-in the blank un-timed exam.  This test will place students into the correct Spanish class ranging from Spanish 101 to 201.  

      There is no fee for this test.

      Appointments are required for this test.  To schedule a time in Corvallis, call the Benton Center at (541) 757-8944 (ext. 5101).

    • CS 120 Digital Literacy Waiver Test

      Passing the CS 120 waiver test allows students to bypass the CS 120 class. 

      To pass the CS 120 Digital Literacy waiver test, students should be familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), computer terminology, basic computer hardware/software systems, computer components and their functions.  The exam is 90 minutes and consists of 60 multiple choice questions.  

      Only one attempt is allowed (no retests).  A score of 42 (70%) or higher is a pass. 

      There is a $10 fee and the fee must be paid at the the Registration counter on the first floor prior to checking in for the test.

       

      Appointments are required for this test.  To schedule a time in Corvallis, call the Benton Center at (541) 757-8944 (ext. 5101).

    • Proctored Make-Up and Accommodation Testing for LBCC Classes

      Benton Center LCC provides testing services for LBCC students that are unable to take a test during their regularly scheduled test session.  We also work with Center for Accessibility Resources to provide students with approved accommodated testing.

      Student Guidelines

      To take a make-up test in the LCC you must:

      • Know the class (i.e. Biology 101, Engineering 213)
      • Know the instructors first and last name
      • Know the testing hours for the LCC.  Tests must be finished 15 before closing time.
      • You must show photo ID to test.  Copies or pictures of ID are not accepted.
      • Only approved items are allowed in the testing room.  Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms.  Lockers are available for use. 

      • Children are not allowed in testing rooms

      Computerized tests: Appointments are required for all exams that need a computer. Without an appointment we cannot guarantee a computer will be available.

      Give yourself plenty of time to complete your test.  **You will need to be finished 15 minutes before the office closes.

      Regular Testing Hours:

      Monday       9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Tuesday      9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Thursday     9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Friday          9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    • Proctoring Services

      The Benton Center proctors exams for other colleges, universities and agencies.  

      The cost for this service is $30 per test.  The fee must be paid prior to testing and a receipt presented at the time of testing.  The fee can be paid at the Registration counter on the first floor.

      Degree Partnership Program (DPP) students who are taking a test for Oregon State or Oregon Institute of Technology and are currently enrolled in an LBCC class do not need to pay the proctor fee.  At the time of testing, you will need to show proof of current enrollment.  If a DPP student is not currently enrolled in a LBCC course and is taking a test for Oregon State or OIT, she/he can pay $30 per term for all tests they need to take in the current term.

      Appointments are required for all proctored tests.  Proctor appointments must be made 48 business hours in advance.  All testing materials must be received by the Benton Center LCC office before we will schedule an appointment.  To schedule an appointment contact us at (541)757-8944 ext 5101.

      Proctor information for testing at Benton Center:

      Proctor Name:  Kate Griensewic
      Title:  Program Assistant
      Phone:   (541) 757-8944 ext 5101
      E-mail:  bcproctor@linnbenton.edu

    • FORMS: (Placement Proctor Request, Placement Scores Release)

      Students living 50 miles or more from any LBCC campus may be able to have the placement test proctored.  Complete the Placement Test Proctor Request.  After submitting the form, an e-mail will be sent to the email provided by the student with information on scheduling the test.
      Note:  The general admissions application must be completed before the test can be proctored.

      To release LBCC placement scores to another school or agency complete the Release of Placement Scores

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  • Services for LBCC Faculty
    • Proctored Make-Up and Accommodation Testing for LBCC Faculty

      Benton Center Testing provides testing services for LBCC students that are unable to take a test during their regularly scheduled test session.  We also work with Center for Accessibility Resources to provide students with approved accommodated testing.

      Instructor Guidelines

      • Thoroughly fill out and attach the Benton Center Testing Form to your test(s).  Upload instructions and tests to http://tinyurl.com/bctestingform After submitting the form, an e-mail will be sent to the email provided by the student with information on scheduling the test.  
      • Include names of students on the form (or attach a class list) so we can verify with photo ID the correct student is testing.
      • Include instructor name and course name on each test.
      • Do not bring "master" copies.  You should attach enough copies of the test for the students testing.  If you want Student Assessment to make copies then you need to upload the test.
      • Indicate which aids are allowed or needed during testing. Items not listed will not be allowed.
      • Benton Center Testing does not provide scantrons or blue books.
      • Benton Center Testing does not time tests.  We will time stamp the test and the student will keep their own time.
      •  Photo ID will be required to pick up tests. If you are not the one who will pick up the tests, list the person(s) on the form who are authorized by you to do so.
      • We do not test entire classes, including online classes.
      • We will not send tests back through campus mail.

      If you have any questions, contact Benton Center Testing at (541) 757-8944 ext 5101 or e-mail bcproctor@linnbenton.edu

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