International Student Test Center Approval Form

Boise State University
Test Center Approval Form Form
Boise State University is looking to provide a system of placement testing for our international students prior to
their arrival on campus. Our goal is to offer them an opportunity to test in a familiar environment that allows
them to maximize their score on the COMPASS (math placement) and ESOL (writing placement) exams.
In order to accomplish this goal, we are asking testing centers located in colleges and universities around the
world to review our requirements and decide if they will be able to meet the technology and test security
guidelines Boise State University has established.
If you can meet these requirements, and you are interested in offering this service to your community, please
complete the form at the end of this document.
I, ____________________________________________, have read the requirements below and my facility
and staff are able to meet these requirements:
My facility is able to provide the technology required to administer the COMPASS placement exam (see table
below) and the ESOL Writing Placement exam:
ACT COMPASS 5.0 Technical Requirements
Operating System
Web Browser
Recommended Screen
Network Speed
1.6 GHz x86-compatible
512 MB
Windows XP (SP3)
Windows 7 and 8
IE 9 and 10
Firefox 26
Chrome 32
1024 x 768 or higher
At least 100 MBPS at school and
at least 256 KBPS per student
Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz (only
Intel-based Macs supported)
1 GB
Mac OS x 10.5 or higher
Safari 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0
Firefox 26
Chrome 32
1024 x 768 or higher
At least 100 MBPS at school and
at least 256 KBPS per student
In addition to the above computer requirements, my facility will be able to:
1. Receive and print e-mailed tests and instructions.
2. Limit calculator use (for COMPASS) to the calculators available in the testing software. Provide scratch
paper and pencils for both the COMPASS Math exam and the ESOL Writing Exam.
3. Scan and e-mail proctor supervision letter and completed ESOL exam with 24 hours of the test
I understand that my staff and I must follow certain protocols when administering the exam(s):
1. Verify the students’ identities before the exam by using a picture ID such as a student identification
card, passport, driver’s license, or other forms of government-issued identification.
2. All personal belongings must be secured by the invigilator/proctor and are not accessible to the
examinee while taking the exam. This includes, but is not limited to, cellphones, watches, calculators,
flash drives, etc.
3. The student must work independently on the examination itself and without assistance from persons or
4. All fees associated with the administering of these exams are the responsibility of the candidate.
5. Complete a Certificate of Supervision form for each candidate and fax or e-mail the form upon
completion of the exam.
I hereby agree to the above requirements. Please include me on the list of approved test centers for Boise State
Test Center Administrator/ Supervisor Name: ________________________________________
E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________________________
Affiliated College or University: __________________________________________________
Test Center Fees to candidate for proctoring/invigilating an exam: ________________________
Contact information/instructions for setting up an appointment at your center (could include, phone number, email address, web site – anything that would help students know how to set up an appointment):
Test Center Administrator Signature: _______________________________________________
Date: ______________________________