What it the webCAPE Placement Exam?
WebCAPE is a nationally recognized Computer Adaptive Placement Exam, first created for Brigham Young University. It is a free, online program and is administered at the MCLL office and during summer, fall, and spring Orientation. Students are tested in a multiple choice format on reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. The test is timed; the average completion time is 30 minutes. Please inform the department of any special accommodation needed prior to testing.
MCLL webCAPE Placement Exam FAQ
What languages are tested?
Who should take the Placement Exam?
- Students wishing to major or minor in French, German, or Spanish
- Transfer students with partial credit from another institution.
- Students with prior college credit or AP credit do not necessarily need to take the exam, but are welcome to do so.
- Students with prior language experience who are interested in “testing out" of the two semester MCLL General Education Requirement (fulfilling the requirement through demonstartion of sufficient knowledge in the language tested) are required to attend a monitored group test at Orientation, or schedule an individual appointment at the MCLL office.
How do you schedule an exam?
Group tests will be scheduled during Orientation, that schedule is determined by the Orientation Coordinator. Individual exams are also offered during Orientation in the event that a student’s schedule conflicts with the test time.
The next scheduled Placement Exam will take place in Liberal Arts 104 on the following dates:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4-6 PM
Individual testing is administered at the MCLL Main Office, Liberal Arts 313, in the west wing of the Liberal Arts building. Students must contact the MCLL main office to schedule an individual exam. Remote testing is offered to students who are attempting to place into a higher level language course.
Please contact Olivia White for details:
Liberal Arts 313