Additional Assessment Test Request & Preparation

Assessment Tests

CAAT

The Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) measures your skills in number operations, reading comprehension, and problem-solving to help determine your academic readiness for post-secondary programs.

The following resource can help you prepare for CAAT:

Please note: Calculators are not permitted during the CAAT assessment test.

TOWES

The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) is a test that will assess your skills in reading, numeracy, and document use.

The following resources can help you prepare for TOWES:

Be sure you're prepared when booking your test; re-writing the test will only be permitted under certain guidelines. Contact NSCC Testing Services for more information about sessions, services and schedules.

Test Accommodations

If you are an applicant with a disability, you may request Test Accommodations for the Additional Assessment tests.

The following is a list of Test Accommodations you may request:

  • extra time to complete the test
  • having a computer read the test questions to you
  • having a test supervisor write answers you say aloud

Request Test Accommodations when you sign up for your test. You will be asked to provide disability documentation and history of accommodations from high school.

Please note:

  1. You will be informed of the Test Accommodations you are eligible to receive.
  2. In order for Assessment Test Accommodation requests to be reviewed, they must be made two weeks in advance of your test day.
  3. When you arrive to take the Assessment Test on test day, the test supervisor will review your Test Accommodations with you.

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Rewrite Policy

The rewrite policy is different for each test. Ask about rewrite guidelines/policy before you write your first test. Please be advised that your new application date will be the date you rewrite an assessment.

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