2013-14 Unit Plan
Butte College Test Center

Mission Statement

The Butte College Test Center provides exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing programs for the College district and community members to guide and facilitate learning, workforce training and support the achievement of their professional and personal educational goals.  Test Center staff is committed to reaching out to College instructional areas, and community members to provide the highest quality testing services to organizations and individuals.  We strive to administer tests in a pleasant, technologically-advanced environment by specially trained diverse staff with the goal of promoting satisfaction and achievement in reaching academic and professional goals.  The Center adheres to the National College Testing Association’s (NCTA) Professional Standards Guidelines and is the first California Community College to receive the NCTA’s Test Center Certification.  

Program Description

The Butte College Test Center is an authorized professional testing center that administers internet-based (CBT) and paper and pencil national, state, and professional certifications, licensure, credentialing exams to College programs, students, employees, and community professionals.  This is done to meet the needs of students and community members consistent with the College mission.  

The Center validates skills by providing Butte College students and community members with an opportunity to earn portable, third-party industry-recognized credentials including skills assessments, certification and professional licensure testing.  Additionally, the Center administers tests for college credit and proctors distance education testing for individuals in the community.  The Center provides a testing environment conducive to high-stakes testing, including: storage for personal belongings, video/audio monitoring, secure “testing only” facilities, proctored exam administrations and separate candidate check-in/check-out areas.  Exams can be delivered by computer (CBT or IBT) and paper and pencil testing.

The Center provides direct benefit to the College district and community by: 

o	Servicing Butte College students
o	Supporting Butte College academic programs with testing needs by providing certification and/or credential testing to augment educational programs and increase employability
o	Providing campus access to potential students
o	Providing a community service to individuals in our service area seeking testing services
o	Creating Revenue

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1



Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    • Provides testing services to Butte College Students
    • Supports Butte College academic programs with testing needs by providing certification credential to augment educational programs and increase employability
    • Provides campus access to potential students
    • Provides a community service to individuals in our service area seeking testing services
    • Creates revenue for the District


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Strategy 2



    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    Same as Strategy 1.  The goal of Phase II is to move to a revenue generation model by providing regional testing servcies to members of the community in addition to Butte College students.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Required Resources

    One-time Requirements

    1. 2500 square feet of classroom or office space
    2. See Augmentation Request for complete list

    Ongoing Requirements

    1. 2 60% Special Programs Clerks (Range 18) - $70,000
    2. 3 Federal Work Study students - $17,280
    3. Seasonal student assistant budget to cover proctor hours in January, June, July, August - $9,000
    4. Operating expenses for office materails - $1000

     

     

    Current Revenue Stream

    This is a new Center; currently there are no Revenue streams for 2012-2013.

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment 30 Computers to establish test stations 11-000-709-1-632001 56411 $36,000.00 $0.00 To establish Computer Based Testing (CBT) test lab.
    2 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment 30 6' tables 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $12,286.00 $0.00 To establish Computer Based Testing (CBT) test lab.
    3 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment Wire Management w/labor 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $4,580.00 $0.00 To establish Computer Based Testing (CBT) test lab.
    4 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment Portable desk carrels 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $19,386.00 $0.00 To establish Computer Based Testing (CBT) test lab.
    5 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment 35 chairs with rollers 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $14,000.00 $0.00 To establish Computer Based Testing (CBT) test lab.
    6 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment Security Camera, monitoring software 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $7,000.00 $0.00 To establish Computer Based Testing (CBT) test lab; and meet test vendor security requirements.
    7 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Personnel Special Programs Clerk (Range 18) - 60% 11-000-709-1-632001 52190 $0.00 $34,543.00 Staff is needed to proctor distance education and certification tests.
    8 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Personnel Special Programs Clerk (Range 18) - 60% 11-000-709-1-632001 52190 $0.00 $34,543.00 Staff is needed to proctor distance education and certification tests.
    9 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment 20 storage lockers 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $700.00 $0.00 To establish a secure location for test candidates to store personal items while testing. Contributes to test security and integrity.
    10 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Personnel 3 Federal Work Study students 12-170-700-1-645000 52368 $0.00 $17,280.00 Student assistants to check-in, proctor and monitor testing candidates.
    11 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment ADA software 11-000-709-1-632001 54511 $6,570.00 $0.00 To meet ADA requirements for computer lab.
    12 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Personnel Seasonal student assistants 11-000-709-1-632001 52468 $0.00 $9,000.00 Student assistant proctors are needed in January, June, July, August when Federal Work study is not available.
    13 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment Modulare furniture for check-in station 11-000-709-1-632001 56410 $1,000.00 $0.00 To establish a check-in station in the test center, including a location to check photo ID, collect fee payments and review test directions.
    14 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Facilities Test Center signage 11-000-709-1-632001 56100 $300.00 $0.00 To establish test center signage.
    15 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Facilities Wall with viewing window installation 11-000-709-1-632001 56220 $15,000.00 $0.00 Partition wall between check-in and reception area and the computer lab. Wall is required to have a 48" x 36" viewing window
    16 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Operating Expenses Online Scheduling System 11-000-709-1-632001 55630 $0.00 $400.00 To establish an online scheduling system.
    17 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment File Cabinet 11-000-709-1-632001 54500 $400.00 $0.00 For storage of testing materials and records.
    18 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment High speed printer 11-000-709-1-632001 54500 $2,032.00 $0.00 For printing test results and directions.
    19 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Equipment Bulletin Board 11-000-709-1-632001 54500 $200.00 $0.00 For posting information, schedules, announcements.
    20 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Operating Expenses Office materials and supplies 11-000-709-1-632001 54500 $0.00 $1,000.00 Office supplies and materials.
    21 Yes Assessment/Butte College Test Center Operating Expenses Marketing and advertising materials 11-000-709-1-632001 54500 $0.00 $500.00 To promote services to campus and community members.
    Total(s) $119,454.00 $97,266.00