Testing And Assessment

The Testing Center at DMTC provides a variety of testing services to the community. The services at the Testing Center are available to the students at DMTC and to the community. Individuals may request that test results be sent to any educational institution. Information on pricing and scheduling is available from the Testing Center at (970) 874-6505. The following tests and services are currently available. Additional tests are being added. The Testing Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


ACCUPLACER placement tests provide a fast, accurate determination of the correct course placement for a student based on reading comprehension, sentence skills, and mathematics. Individuals enrolling in colleges requiring the ACCUPLACER tests may contact the college they will be attending to make arrangements to do their testing here. The ACCUPLACER tests are computer-based.


The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) provides an opportunity to receive credit for prior knowledge by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Examinations are available in Composition and Literature, Foreign Language, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Nearly 3,000 institutions grant credit for CLEP. Each institution sets its own policy for determining which exams will be accepted for credit.


The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are a series of tests covering a wide range of introductory college-level academic, vocational/technical, and business subjects. Some of the tests relate to areas of special interest such as astronomy, anthropology, and foreign languages. Other tests cover skills that may have been learned on the job, such as financial accounting, banking, personnel supervision, insurance, and technical writing. DANTES tests are computer-based.


The TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) are tests designed to measure achievement of basic reading, language, math, and spelling skills commonly found in adult basic education. The tests are specifically designed for adults and use questions and illustrations that reflect reallife situations. The TABE is required for entry into all programs at DMTC. (See Application Procedures for more information about TABE requirements at DMTC.) The TABE is generally administered as a computer-based test, but is available in printed format.


The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a dual purpose test required for entrance into many nursing programs. It tests basic knowledge in science, reading, English, and math. In addition, it tests an individual’s aptitude for the nursing profession.


The Testing and Assessment Center is an approved test site for the Transportation Security Administration Screener Aptitude Battery (TSASAB). The TSA-SAB is one step of the evaluation process for candidates applying for employment as a screener for the TSA. It is used to evaluate English proficiency and x-ray interpretation aptitude. Applicants must be referred by TSA in order to schedule to take the test.