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Student Success Center

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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center
301-934-7657

La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For information regarding academic issues contact:
studentsuccess@csmd.edu

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657
Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Leonardtown Campus
B Building, Room 111

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Beverly Dearstine-Russell
240-725-5329
beverlyr@csmd.edu 

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340
LEON_Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Prince Frederick Campus
PFA Building, Room 125

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Laura M. Robins
443-550-6042
lrobins@csmd.edu

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040
PRIN_Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Standardized Testing

The College of Southern Maryland Testing Center at the La Plata campus is an authorized test site for National Standardized Tests for college admissions such as the ACT, SAT, and LSAT and for the high school equivalency test, the GED. 

National Tests

ACT (01685) - National college admission examination that consists of subject areas in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. CSM students can use these scores to waive their placement test and to petition into the Nursing Program. 

  • September 13, 2014
  • October 25, 2014
  • December 13, 2014
  • February 7, 2015
  • April 18, 2015
  • June 13, 2015

    SAT (21340) - National college admission test that assesses how well you analyze and solve problems in Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. CSM students can use these scores to waive their placement test and to petition into the Nursing Program.

    • October 11, 2014
    • November 8, 2014
    • December 6, 2014
    • January 25, 2015
    • March 14, 2015
    • May 2, 2015
    • June 6, 2015

    PRAXIS and ParaPro

    • The Praxis Series tests are taken by individuals to meet teacher certification requirements in the state of Maryland and across the country.  Effective July 2014, all Praxis series exams are computer-based.  The College of Southern Maryland is no longer a Praxis test site. For information about the computer-delivered Praxis tests click here.
    • The ParaPro Assessment measures reading, writing and math skills of practicing and prospective school paraprofessionals.  Effective July 2014, the ParaPro Assessment is computer-based.  The College of Southern Maryland is no longer a ParaPro Assessment test site.  Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland is offering the ParaPro to the general public.  For more information contact them at 301-846-2522 or by email at TestingCenter@frederick.edu.

      LSAT (1389) - Standardized test used by most law schools as part of their admission process, the LSAT measures skills such as the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insights, the organizations and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it, the ability to think critically, and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.
      • September 27, 2014
      • December 6, 2014
      • February 14, 2015

      General Educational Development (GED) - Measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Awards high school equivalency credential recognized in all 50 states. The tests are administered via computer.  Currently, the State of Maryland is offering a discount rate of $11.25 per test module.  Click here to register online and select the College of Southern Maryland as your test location.

      Test Preparation

      The College of Southern Maryland has resources on preparation for many standardized tests through the Library website at http://www.csmd.edu/Library/testprep.html.  The Testing and Education Resource Center has practice materials for the GED, ACT, SAT and SAT Subject tests, CLEP, DSST, Praxis, and WorkKeys exams. Current CSM students can access this resource by logging into myCSMD and using the myLibrary option through On-line services.  Select "Infotrac" and then the "Testing & Education Reference Center".

      Below are some sites with practice materials for the ParaPro Assessment:

       

       The College of Southern Maryland also offers test preparation courses. 

      ACT and SAT Preparation

      • Current CSM students who wish access to SAT or ACT tutorials free of charge should send a request with your full (first, middle, and last) name, birth date, desired tutorial program (ACT or SAT), and CSM student ID number to the Student Success Center at studentsuccess@csmd.edu.
      • STU-7120 (SAT Tutorial) and STU-7130 (ACT Tutorial) are interactive, self-paced, computer delivered instructional programs to help individuals prepare for these entrance exams.  Study anywhere with internet accessibility and work at your own pace!  Test out of everything you know which allows you to study only what you need to know.  This course is not instructor led.  No textbook is required.  These are non-credit courses offered through CSM's Community Education program.  There is a fee.  Click here and select "Student Success" for availability and registration.

      • PEP-8100 (SAT/ACT Preparation Part 1) and PEP-8120 (SAT/ACT Preparation 2) are on-line courses which help students prepare for these entrance exams by reviewing subject material as well as providing practice techniques and approaches using similar exam questions.  Taking both courses in this two-part series is recommended.  There is a course fee and a textbook is required. These non-credit courses are offered through CSM's Community Education program and Ed2go.  Click here for more information.

      GED Preparation

      • AAA-6340 (GED Preparation) and AAA-6350 (Prepare for the GED Math Test) are on-line courses which will help individuals prepare for the GED test.  There is a course fee.  These non-credit courses are offered through CSM's Community Education program and Ed2go.  Click here for more information. 

      PRAXIS Preparation

      • TED-5170 (Praxis I Preparation) is an on-line course which will help individuals prepare to pass the Praxis I exam.  You will learn useful test-taking strategies as well as get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what is on the exam.  There is a course fee.  This non-credit course is offered through CSM's Community Education program and Ed2go.  Click here for more information.

      Placement Test Preparation

      • STU-7050 (Placement Test Review) is an interactive, self-paced, computer delivered instructional program designed to help individuals strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to taking or re-taking college placement tests.  This course is offered through the Community Education Program and is intended for non-CSM students.  There is a course fee.  Click here and select "Student Success" for course availability and registration.

       

      Contact for National and Certification Testing:

      Lynda McDonald
      Testing Center Coordinator
      (301) 934-2251, x7128 or lfmcdonald@csmd.edu

      Certification Tests