Testing Website Changes

For those of you who visit our website or blogs often, you know there have been a few changes.  So continue to follow us on twitter, blogs and visit our website.

Testing Website:        https://www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/testing/index.html

Placement Test Info:  https:// www.nvcc.edu/testing/placement.html

Blogs:                             https://blogs.nvcc.edu/altesting/



Happy Summer!



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Test Taking Tips

1. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.

2. I’m Stuck!
Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don’t get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you’re still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can, but only if you don’t lose points for wrong answers.

3.  Multiple-Choice Questions

The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn’t be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.

4. Neatness Counts
If your 4s look like 9s, it could be a problem. Be sure that your writing is legible and that you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.

5. I’m Done!
Not so fast – when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you’re not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn’t make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question). Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems before you turn in your test.


Good LUCK!

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See you next year!



                                                                          December 23, 2014 (noon) – January 5, 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving



Let’s use this short break to be thankful for the little things …

— that nice driver on 95 that let you cut ahead of them


— the person in the chick-fil -a line that paid it forward and you got your meal for free


— the delivery guy that actually threw your newspaper in your yard

Yes, its the little things that mean so much.

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AL CAMPUS 9/11 DAY of Remembrance and Service



Please join us tomorrow morning in observance of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

At 9:37 a.m., a moment of silence will be held and a peace pole will be dedicated.

Sponsored by SGA, the theme of “I will” will be voiced throughout the day.

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Say Hello to Fall 2014!

computers  Welcome back students and faculty from the Testing Center.  We hope you enjoyed your summer vacations.  As with every semester, I want to ensure that you are aware of all that your Alexandria Testing Center has to offer.

Please visit our website for hours of operations:


Visit our blog to find strategies for studying, tips of the day, trivia and more:




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Just Say “NO” to Standing in Line

Final exams have begun.  Don’t wait until Saturday to come and take your test.

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Monday-Thursday  8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Starting August 11-24, 2014

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Test Your Knowledge Trivia


How many days are left in this year? _______

Today is June 26th, it is the ______ day of 2014.

The U.S began an airlift to what city in Germany  sixty-six years ago today._________

How many colleges are there in the Commonwealth of Virginia? _____________




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New Beginnings!

The future is one HUGE test.

More specific information and details




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Happy 4th July



On July 4th, the Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.

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Happy Anniversary!

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Celebrate All History



black history


All history is important and to be celebrated 365 days a year.



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Vote Today!


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Prostate Cancer


President Barack Obama has proclaimed September as National  Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the world and the second leading cause of death from cancer in American men. While the majority of cases are diagnosed before the cancer has begun to spread outside the prostate gland (metastasized), about 1 in 20 men will have prostate cancer that has advanced at the time of diagnosis

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