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Anatomy and Physiology Assessment Testing

The assessment test evaluates if students have the necessary background in basic biology and chemistry as determined by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Biology and Chemistry. BIOL 2401 – A&P I does not cover basic material and the assessment test evaluates the student’s knowledge of basic biology and chemistry. Data indicates that students who enroll in these courses without this basic knowledge do not succeed in BIOL 2401, losing time and money they invested. Historically, students who have a good grounding in basic high school level biology and chemistry, as assessed on the assessment test, have a much higher success rate (defined as earning final grade of “C” or higher) in subsequent anatomy and physiology courses.

In response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, Collin College is offering remote testing at this time. The test is accessed through Canvas. To access the test, you must have an updated Collin College email account. Udated emails include a 2-factor authentication and OneLogin. If you are currently using an @cougarmail.collin.edu address or have not performed the 2-factor authentication/OneLogin, you will not have access to the test.

 
Testing runs continuously and is free for Collin College students.

The A&P Assesment Test and associated study resources are accessed through Canvas. To access study resources and the A&P Assessment Test, click the link below: 

Access to Study Resources and the A&P Assessment Test

 *If you receive an error when accessing the registration link:

1. Make sure that you have activated your @collin.edu email including the two-factor authentification.

2. Check your admissions status for holds such as the TSI.

If you continue to receive an error this is likely due to your enrollment status. Newly admitted students who have not enrolled in a credit course will not have activated Canvas accounts. You will need to contact the A&P Assessment Test Coordinator at AandPTest@collin.edu.

For newly admitted students who do not have an existing Canvas account, testing will resume on January 4th when the college resumes operations after the holiday. 

Test Preparation

Study Resources are located on Canvas using the link 
Continuing Education
Credit Course Work
Tutoring

Test information for students, advisors, and faculty:

Do I need to take the A&P Assessment Test?

Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, students planning to enroll in BIOL 2401- Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I) must visit with an academic advisor to discuss options for demonstrating readiness and to obtain permission to register for the course. Readiness may be demonstrated by successful completion of the A&P Assessment Test or meeting one of the exemptions described below. 

Students who meet one of the following conditions will be exempt from the test:

  • Students who have taken BIOL 1406 in the past three (3) years and who have received a grade of “C” or better. These students would have entered Collin under catalogs that listed BIOL 1406 as a prerequisite for 2401. After three years, this exemption will no longer apply and students would be advised to take the assessment test.
  •  Students who took AP Biology in high school and who received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam within the past three (3) years
  •  Students who have taken a CLEP test for BIOL 1406 within the past three (3) years and have results indicating they would qualify to receive college credit

Students with a score of 69 percent or lower may meet one of the following conditions prior to enrollment in A&P I.

  • They may take the CE test prep course (if they have not already done so) and retest
  •  They may choose to self-prep and retake the assessment test
  •  They may choose to enroll in BIOL 1406 as a waiver for the test with the understanding that it will not count towards their healthcare degree plan if it is not in the AAS program

Students planning to take BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II) are not required to pass an assessment test before enrolling in the course. BIOL 2401 with a minimum grade of “C” (or equivalent with lab) is the required prerequisite. 

 

What is covered on the assessment test?

The A&P I Assessment Test covers the pertinent state-wide objectives of high school biology and chemistry. The A&P I Assessment Test objectives are located on the home page.

 

 How do I prepare for the assessment?

Review the objectives for the assessment using the test preparation materials on the home page.

 

 How do I sign up to take the assessment?

Once you are ready to take the test, click on the Test Registration link on the left.

 

When do students take the assessment?

To ensure class availability, it is best that students take the assessment test prior to the beginning of registration for the semester in which they will take BIOL 2401. Students are allowed to take the assessment test twice during each fall/spring/long summer semester. However, 10 academic days must pass between the two attempts. Upon passing, the student will have permission to register for one year. Students who need to register beyond this timeframe will have to retest for additional permission to register.

 

What is the cost and how do I pay?

The A&P Assessment test is free for Collin College students. Students must be admitted and assigned a Collin College Student Identification (CWID) number and Collin College email.

Step 1: Students will need to submit their official transcripts to Admissions and Records.

Step 2: Check Cougar Web for registration status.

 

What if I need accommodations for testing?

If you have a documented need for testing accommodations, contact the access office through www.collin.edu/studentresources/disabilityservices

Proper placement into courses is critical to academic advising. Given the selective admissions process and high level of student interest, proper advising is particularly important for healthcare programs.

Who needs to take the A&P Assessment Test?

Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, students planning to enroll in BIOL 2401- Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I) must visit with an academic advisor to discuss options for demonstrating readiness and to obtain permission to register for the course. Readiness may be demonstrated by successful completion of the A&P Assessment Test or meeting one of the exemptions described below.

Students who meet one of the following conditions will be exempt from the test:

  • Students who have taken BIOL 1406 in the past three (3) years and who have received a grade of “C” or better. These students would have entered Collin under catalogs that listed BIOL 1406 as a prerequisite for 2401. After three years, this exemption will no longer apply and students would be advised to take the assessment test.
  •  Students who took AP Biology in high school and who received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam within the past three (3) years
  •  Students who have taken a CLEP test for BIOL 1406 within the past three (3) years and have results indicating they would qualify to receive college credit

 Students with a score of 69 percent or lower may meet one of the following conditions prior to enrollment in A&P I. 

  • They may take the CE test prep course (if they have not already done so) and retest
  •  They may choose to self-prep and retake the assessment test
  •  They may choose to enroll in BIOL 1406 as a waiver for the test with the understanding that it will not count towards their healthcare degree plan if it is not in the AAS program

 NOTE:  The following courses will not exempt a student from taking the assessment test for A&P I:  Biology for Non-Science Majors I (BIOL 1408), A&P Basics (BIOL 2404), High school A&P.

Passing the assessment test is not equivalent to academic credit in BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1408.

Students planning to take BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II) are not required to pass an assessment test before enrolling in the course. That is because BIOL 2401 with a minimum grade of “C” (or equivalent with lab) is the required prerequisite.  Students who have previously completed A&P I at another institution will need to submit their official transcripts to Admissions and Records for evaluation.

 

 What is covered on the assessment test?

The A&P I Assessment Test covers the pertinent state-wide objectives of high school biology and chemistry. The A&P I Assessment Test objectives are located on the home page.

 

 How do I prepare for the assessment?

Review the objectives for the assessment on the home page.

 

 How do I sign up to take the assessment?

Once you are ready to take the test, click on the Test Registration link on the left.

 

 When do students take the assessment?

To ensure class availability, it is best that students take the assessment test prior to the beginning of registration for the semester in which they will take BIOL 2401. Students are allowed to take the assessment test twice during each fall/spring/long summer semester. However, 10 academic days must pass between the two attempts. Upon passing, the student will have permission to register for one year. Students who need to register beyond this timeframe will have to retest for additional permission to register. 

 

 What is the cost and how do I pay?

The A&P Assessment test is free for Collin College students. Students must be admitted and assigned a Collin College Student Identification (CWID) number and Collin College email address.

Step 1: Students will need to submit their official transcripts to Admissions and Records.

Step 2: Check Cougar Web for registration status.

 

What if I need accommodations for testing?

If you have a documented need for testing accommodations, contact the access office through www.collin.edu/studentresources/disabilityservices

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