Who administers the MEDT 2401 Test Out?

The test is administered by the Department of Educational Innovation, a department in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia.


When is the MEDT 2401 Test-Out administered?

The test is administered several times each long semester. The department tries to offer the test before each semester (including summer sessions) to give students more flexibility in making scheduling decisions.


Recent Upgrade to Office 2007 & Other Changes:

We have upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007 concepts (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), and we are including additional basic concepts related to the Windows XP operating system (the same OS used in the COE labs at present). Upgrading to newer versions of various programs is expected for fall 2011. Please contact Ms. Huett with questions (khuett@westga.edu).


Upcoming Test Dates:


What is MEDT 2401?

MEDT 2401 (Introduction to Instructional Technology) is a prerequisite course for MEDT 3401 (Integrating Technology in the Curriculum).


Are there other courses besides MEDT 2401 that serve as a prerequisite to MEDT 3401?

Yes. They are the following:
CISM 2201: Fundamentals of Computer Applications
CS 1020: Computers and Society
CS 1030: Introduction to Computer Concepts


Can I use an instructional technology course from another institution to satisfy the prerequisite?

Transfer students may receive credit for an instructional technology class taken at another institution. The student must provide information about this class to the chair of the Department of Educational Innovation. The course is then evaluated for fitness, and the student may receive credit for the prerequisite. If you need help locating the chair on the website, contact Ms. Huett (khuett@westga.edu).


Who takes MEDT 2401?

If a student’s program of study uses and requires the MEDT 3401 course, then he/she needs to meet the MEDT 2401 prerequisite—either by enrolling in and passing the course or by testing out through the MEDT 2401 Test-Out. Check with your adviser or specific department to see if you are required to take MEDT 3401.


How does exempting MEDT 2401 affect my progress towards my degree/graduation?

You do not receive credit for MEDT 2401 by passing the exam. Be sure that you keep your adviser in the loop on your plans to take this exam.


What concepts does the MEDT 2401 Test-Out cover?

The test uses task-based questions on Microsoft Office 2007 concepts (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), as well as basic concepts related to the Windows XP operating system (the same OS used in the COE labs at present). On a continuum from basic to advanced, this test would be “basic,” possibly approaching intermediate. It attempts to cover concepts at the level that is covered in the courses MEDT 2401 and the other prerequisites. Please contact Ms. Huett with questions (khuett@westga.edu).


What is the MEDT 2401 Test-out experience like?

The test simulates the environment of actually being in the applications tested. For example, the test may ask students to save a Word document, and they do it in an application that looks and acts just like Microsoft Word 2007.

The test consists of 70 questions, and students have 120 minutes to complete the test. In order to pass, students must demonstrate mastery on 70% or more of the questions. Students may attempt each question up to 4 times.


How do I register?

E-mail Kim Huett at khuett@westga.edu. Please include your 917 number, and your major (e.g., early childhood, middle grades math/science, Georgia Responds, etc.). You will receive confirmation within several days of leaving your message.

If you do not receive confirmation, please e-mail again—sometimes e-mails do not work, and sometimes they hit the junk mailbox, which may cause a delayed confirmation.

Also, sometimes responding to student’s e-mails is unsuccessful because their UWG mailboxes are full. You can also call 678-839-6157 if necessary.


What do I bring on testing day?

Bring these two items: 1) A valid student ID (or driver’s license), and 2) a SAM 2007 Assessment One Time Use Printed Access Card (ISBN: 0538498498).

You will need to go to the University Bookstore to purchase an “access code,” which is basically your ticket into the testing system. The price of the access code is approximately $21.00.

Note: There is a SAM software product at the bookstore that costs ~$50. Be sure you do not buy this, as it will not grant you access to the MEDT 2401 Test-out. It is suggested that you write down the name and ISBN of the product you need (see above) and that you take it with you to the bookstore.


How can I find out more about the University Bookstore?

University Bookstore
120 Cunningham Drive Carrollton, GA 30117
☎ (678) 839-6523
bookstore@westga.edu
http://www.bookstore.westga.edu

Recommendation: Before you make the physical trip to the bookstore to acquire your access code, call ahead to see if they have any in stock.


What does testing day look like?

  1. Students arrive a few minutes before the testing time to present student IDs and get situated at computers.
  2. Students login to computers.
  3. The proctor explains the test parameters.
  4. The students take the test for the next 120 minutes (or less if the student finishes before that).
  5. Students end their exams and show their results to the proctor.
  6. The proctor e-mails the test results to the advisers immediately.

What if I pass?

Then, you have met a prerequisite to register for MEDT 3401. Talk to your adviser about your options.


What if I don’t pass?

You can take the MEDT 2401 Test-out a second time. Before doing so, it is recommended that you seek some type of help and practice in the applications. Here are some ideas for ways to improve your skills:

Online Tutorials:  Search for “Microsoft office 2007 tutorials” and “Windows XP tutorials” on google.com or ask.com, and browse through the options that appear. The Microsoft website is now offering some fairly interactive tutorials at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training. There are other good tutorials out there in addition to these. Some people may need more than a self-paced, online tutorial, such as those found on the internet. The following option is more interactive.

Use a Book:  Look at the university or local library for books on Microsoft Office 2007.

1-on-1 Training:  Find a friend/tutor who can help you with the programs.


How many times can I take the test?

Two times. After that, you are advised to enroll in the MEDT 2401 course.


Whom do I contact with further questions?

Kim Huett
Department of Educational Innovation
☎ (678) 839-6157
khuett@westga.edu