Assessments & Testing
The Yukon College assessments measure a student’s abilities in Mathematics, English and computer skills, and help program advisors place students in the appropriate courses. The assessments are administered by the Drop-in Centre, located in the School of Academic and Skill Development. No appointment is necessary; you can come to the Drop-in Centre (schedule to the right), or contact a program advisor at 668-8744 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The program advisor will work with you to determine which assessments are right for you. Your letter from the Admissions Office will also list the assessments you need to take.
College Assessments may include:
CAT: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension ~ 60 minutes
DRP: Degrees of Reading Power ~ Not timed; up to 1.5 hours
Yukon College Writing Assessment ~ Not timed; up to 1.5 hours
Yukon College English 100 Profiency Assessment ~ 2 hours
Yukon College Mathematics Skills Assessment ~ 60 minutes; calculators allowed
Yukon College Computer Skills Assessment ~ 45 minutes; email account required
CLBPT: Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test ~ 1.5 to 2 hours; by appointment only
CLB Yukon College uses the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test for internal placement of non-native speakers of English. Based on the benchmark scored on the CLBPT students may meet the language requirements for the program they are interested in or they may be required to take English as a Second Language classes. Please call 867.668.8850 for an appointment.
General Educational Development Test (GED)
The purpose of the GED tests is to provide an opportunity for adults who have not graduated from high school to earn a high school-level credential. To allow GED candidates the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of knowledge and skills comparable to that of traditional high school graduates, the passing standard for the GED Tests is tied to the performance of graduating seniors on these same tests.
The General Educational Development Test is a series of five comprehensive examinations in the areas of Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Mathematics. Adults who successfully complete the tests receive a Yukon Secondary School Equivalency Certificate.
The Yukon Department of Education cannot guarantee that all employers or post-secondary institutions will accept a GED Certificate. Students who wish to enter post-secondary educational institutions should check the individual program requirements to see whether the GED satisfies program prerequisites.
Briefly, the five tests cover the following material:
Language Arts, Writing (2 hours): Part I is multiple-choice covering sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and organization; Part II is a 45-minute essay.
Social Studies (80 minutes): History, civics and government, geography, and economics.
Science (80 minutes): Life science, earth and space science, and physical science.
Language Arts, Reading (65 minutes): Passages and questions on drama, poetry, prose fiction, nonfiction and business documents.
Mathematics (90 minutes): Part I: a calculator can be used for data analysis, statistics and probability, and algebra functions and patterns. Part II: no calculator for number operations, number sense and measurement and geometry.
A French edition of the tests is available.
Testing accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities such as vision impairments, hearing loss or limited mobility.
Writing dates and application forms are available at the Community Campuses and from the Admissions Office in Whitehorse.
Unless otherwise noted, an applicant must be 19 years of age or older and have not received a Grade 12 graduation certificate. Special permission may be granted in other circumstances.
TOWES - Test of Workplace Essential Skills TOWES is an assessment that uses workplace documents to accurately measure the three essential skills that are needed for safe and productive employment: reading text, document use and numeracy. This test can be administered on an individual basis.
For more information contact the School of Access ph. 668-8850 or email@example.com
Proctoring / Invigilation Services. Yukon College Testing Services provides invigilation of tests and exams from colleges, universities and institutions across Canada, the States and Europe. Invigilation fees are $50.00 for the first 3 hours and $20 for each hour thereafter.
Contact Testing Services to schedule exams or for more information.ph. 668-8716 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
LPI Language Proficiency Index. Scores from this test determine a student’s eligibility for registering in some Yukon College courses. Please contact Bente Sorensen at 668-8716 or email@example.com to arrange a time to write the exam, and to obtain an LPI Private Sitting registration form.
For each of the tests below, students must register directly with the testing agency online at the URL given below. Test schedules are also available on the test website.
CELPIP Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a recognized computer-delivered English language assessment tool that measures listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. There are two versions available: CELPIP General, for test takers needing to demonstrate English language ability in general and CELPIP Academic, for test takers needing to demonstrate English language ability for admission to post-secondary institutions. Test takers register online at http://www.celpiptest.ca/
GRE Graduate Record Exam. Bulletins are available from the Admissions Office and students must register online at http://www.gre.org The Y.ukon College Test Centre number is 10945.
LSAT The Law School Admissions Test is offered several times per year. Bulletins are available from the Admissions Office and students must register online at http://www.LSAC.org The Y.ukon College Test Centre number is 0934.