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Testing Services Update

Dec 21, 2018

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By Kristi Ross

The Testing Center has been busy with renovations. We have officially updated the administration machine as well has built a new structure to close off the testing area. These renovations took place in November 2018.

Gordon Holtslander from IT updated our Pearson system and we are now running on a server rather than on a desktop. This server will guarantee that we can provide services to clients more efficiently even if our administration machines crashed. We intend to make the testing area more calming for our clients, and provide more information to our testing members about Gabriel Dumont Institute.

We have made a few changes at the Testing Centre. These include a new information section for clients to utilize. We have also reconfigured the waiting area to enable clients, visitors, and members of the community to see updates from the TV monitors in the basement.

As well, we have extended our testing services to the following dates and times Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; and Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Clients have welcomed the new hours of operation and we have noticed an increase in numbers since our updates to the Testing Center.

The Testing Services team is expanding and will include more of our existing staff members. You will see Christina Desjarlais, Jaime Watier, Jodi Dolter, Janelle Duplessis, Amanda Shynkaruk, and Cindy LaPlante providing General Educational Development (GED) and Accuplacer support and services to our clients.

I would like to give a huge thanks to these staff members for helping and supporting our clients over the past couple of months. Without staff working hard in each of their regular positions while also providing support at the test centre we would not be able to expand like we are. Our testing team works hard to make sure we are meeting the needs of our clients and communities.

Since August 2018, we have administered 155 tests including GED, Accuplacer, Saskatoon Correctional Accuplacer, Nursing, Canadian Adult Achievement Test, and the Canadian Test of Basic Skills.

We are always looking for ways to improve or expand in our testing department. If you have any feedback or would like to see a test offered please contact Kristi Ross at testing@gdins.org. As well if there is something you would like advertised please send it to Kristi.

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