The Assessment Lab supports the college’s mission statement by conducting standardized assessments for Admissions and Academics. The Compass Placement, Compass Diagnostic, and the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) are three ACT Exams administered by the Assessment Lab. The Compass Placement exam is administered to new students when the ACT or SAT Exam has not been taken, or students have not scored proficiently. Students assigned to Enrichment classes are given the diagnostic exam at the beginning of the semester to define individual strengths and weakness and at the end of the semester to verify student improvement. The ACT CAAP is administered after the student has acquired a minimum of 47 college hours. The CAAP Exam is also a requirement for students earning their Associate Degree.
ACT Compass and ACT CAAP study guides are available in the Assessment Lab and on the Arkansas Baptist College website.
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is a set of standardized tests developed to measure student’s achievement levels in up to six areas: Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, and Science. The CAAP Exam helps Arkansas Baptist College evaluate the effectiveness of the education students have received and identify areas that may need to be strengthened. The CAAP test also helps students and advisors evaluate individual skill levels and determine how best to help the students achieve academic success. http://www.nccu.edu/formsdocs/proxy.cfm?file_id=1668
The lab is located in the prestigious Old Main building in room B110. The building is on the national registry of historic landmarks, and it has served countless generations.