Gabriel Dumont Institue


Testing Services Update

Nov 29, 2016

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By Kristi Ross

Dumont Technical Institute has offered General Educational Development (GED) testing for over 15 years, and in 2013 became an approved GED Testing Centre through Pearson Vue which allows us to offer computer-based testing in Saskatoon. The main goal of GED Tests is to measure the academic skills and knowledge expected of Saskatchewan high school graduates.

Dumont Technical Institute also offers GED testing throughout Saskatchewan with our Mobile Testing Unit. Currently, we are one of the largest Mobile Testing Units in Saskatchewan. We have delivered 226 exams since January 2016 in our Saskatoon location. Across the province, we have delivered 121 exams with our Mobile Testing Lab. These numbers have exceeded the totals for 2015.

This year, we started offering Accuplacer, a testing system that determines a candidate’s knowledge in math, reading and writing as they prepare to enroll in college-level courses. Accuplacer testing is currently being used by Dumont Technical Institute to assess admission requirements for its programs. It is also being used to determine eligibility for the Institute’s apprenticeship programming.

Other post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan have policies with respect to Accuplacer that range from the use of Accuplacer as part of their admission process, to Accuplacer not being a part of admission requirements, depending on individual programs. Thus, for example, applicants to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library and Information Technology program must have English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30 besides Accuplacer.

Accuplacer testing helps determine the strengths and weaknesses of an individual in each subject area, and helps the individual candidate improve his/her skills through interactive online learning tools. We provide any support that the candidate may need as they prepare for the tests. We have delivered 20 Accuplacer tests across the province in 2016.

We have recently introduced “Virtual” testing to our testing services. Virtual testing service can be provided from one location to individuals across the province using a webcam, computer, and internet. For more information, please contact the Testing Services Coordinator Kristi Ross at

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