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Language Placement Testing


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French, German, and Spanish Testing Instructions

WebCAPE is a program that assesses your language ability and assists you and your advisor in choosing the right level language course. This on-line system is dual platform so it works in both Windows and Mac environments. The testing process takes between 20-45 minutes. You may take the exam only once.

I. Prepare Your Test Environment

You will need to create a proper test environment; that is, do not use reference materials, and do not consult others to answer exam questions. You must comply with the Mount’s Academic Honesty Policy.

II. Take the Test (Read all instructions before beginning your exam)

  1. Access the Placement Exam through the WebCape System.

  2. Enter the Password in the window when prompted.* Password: MSM2015

  3. You will enter the Mount WebCAPE site. First, select the correct language.

  4. Next, create your student profile. Please fill out all information, including number of years you studied your language, and your birth date as your ID (mm-dd-yyyy). This information is important for your current placement as well. Once you've submitted the profile, you'll be given access to the exam.

  5. During the exam, if the screen does not advance immediately to the next question, just resubmit your answer. The next question should appear. This can happen (infrequently) if the system is busy. Work through the exam at a steady pace so that the exam does not time out and submit prematurely.

  6. Click ‘submit’ after answering the last question to complete the exam.

III. How Do I Interpret My Test Scores

WebCAPE will send you the test score immediately (which also will be forwarded automatically to the Foreign Language Department office). Your raw score will appear on your results report. This is not your placement score. The Foreign Language Department will email your placement score to you at your Mount St. Mary’s University email account.


Italian and Latin Testing Instructions

Moodle assesses your language ability and assists you and your advisor in choosing the right level language course. This on-line system is dual platform (both Windows & Mac), and it lasts between 45-60 minutes.
*** You may only take the exam once.**

*Please Note: If you are taking the Italian or Latin Placement test, you must notify the Department of Foreign Languages prior to taking the test.  Please contact us at Languages@msmary.edu.  If you have not set up your Mount email account you will not have access to this system. The instructions to set up your email account were mailed to you in May. If you do not have an account, you must contact the Instructional Technology Department at (301) 447-5220.

I. Prepare Your Test Environment

You will need to create a proper test environment; that is, do not use reference materials, and do not consult others to answer exam questions. You must comply with the Mount’s Academic Honesty Policy.

II. Take the Test (Read all instructions before beginning your exam)

  1. Access the Moodle system.

  2. Enter your user name and password. (same as your Mount email account).

  3. Select 1415 on the left navigation bar under “Courses Available to You”.

  4. Select Fall.

  5. Select 1415 Fall-PLCMT 001A-Language Placement Testing.

  6. Select Italian or Latin Placement Test and begin.

  7. At the end of the test, click on Submit all & finish - Do not click on “Save without submitting”.
    You only have one attempt to take this test and the system will NOT allow you to go back and take the test again.

III.  How Do I Interpret My Test Scores

Your test score will be forwarded automatically to the Foreign Language Department office. The Foreign Language Department will email your placement score to you at your Mount St. Mary’s University email account.

 
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