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FAQ: FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTS

This page answers the most common questions that students have about the foreign language placement test. If this document still does not answer your question, please contact the Testing Center at 808.734.9144.

COMMON QUESTIONS ON TEST AVAILABILITY AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Do I need to make an appointment to take the Foreign Language Placement Test?
All tests are administered on a walk-in basis. No appointments or reservations are needed. On Monday-Thursday, check-in is open from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. On Friday, check-in is open from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We are closed on weekends and on most state and federal holidays.

What do I need to bring with me to take the Foreign Language Placement Test?
Bring a photo ID and a document showing your UH student identification number (UH ID Number). If you do not yet have your UH ID Number, please bring a completed Request for UH Number form to the Kekaulike Information Service Center in 'Ilima 102 before coming in to test.

COMMON QUESTIONS ON TEST TIME LIMITS

Does the Foreign Language Placement Test have any time limits?
The foreign language placement tests have no time limits. You should plan on spending about 2 hours to complete all sections of the test. Please read through the directions carefully, and answer all questions. If you need help, ask the proctor.

COMMON QUESTIONS ON TEST RESULTS

When do I get my foreign language placement test results?
The results of a foreign language placement test are available as soon as your test session is complete. Return to the Testing Center counter to pick up your results.

I forgot to print my results and closed the browser. What do I do?
Once the Internet browser is closed, the Testing Center will not be able to access your score. Please contact Satoru Shinagawa at 808.734.9709 or via e-mail at ssatoru@hawaii.edu to get a copy of your placement test score.

COMMON QUESTIONS ON THE SPEAKING TEST

My test results indicate that I should take a speaking test - what next?
If you are placed into a language at the 202 level, please contact the instructor to arrange a speaking test. The results of a speaking test will determine whether you are qualified for a course at or above the 202 level.

COMMON QUESTIONS ON REQUESTING SPECIAL TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

Who do I contact to request special testing accommodations?
To request special testing accommodations, please contact the Disability Student Services Office at 808.734.9552, or via e-mail at kapdss@hawaii.edu.

All foreign language placement tests with a result above the 101 level must be submitted to the Kekaulike Information Service Center in 'Ilima 102 or you will not be able to register for your course.

   
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