SUSLA Testing Center
Southern University at Shreveport offers a variety of national standarized credit by examination, admission, and certification examinations (paper based and computer based).
Policies and Procedures
CLEP and CAAP Registration
Telephone: (318) 670-9450
Facsimile: (318) 670-6457
Location: Fine Arts C-12
Monday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Staff Meeting & Conferences
T-Th 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
F 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
NOTE: As of August 6, 2009, ALL Test fees are nonrefundable.
Open hours for some examinations. Correspondence examinations will be administered by appointment only on a first-come first-served basis and a minimum of one week in advance of the examination date.
Each semester Southern University at Shreveport administers the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) test to students who are in the process of graduating or transferring to a four-year institution. The CAAP test is a college-level assessment program produced by the American College Testing program designed to measure selected academic skills. The measurement of these academic skills gives Southern University at Shreveport information about the quality of education that students have received. The overall objective of CAAP testing is to improve the quality of institutional instruction.
It is required that the institution must have an official record of students completion of the CAAP test before they complete the process of applying for graduation or transferring or if it is determined that they have over forty-five (45) credit hours. There is no pass or fail basis for the test, however, the institution must show a score on student’s official record. Therefore, your cooperation is requested.
Upon admission for the test you must present a current picture ID and be prepared to stay at least four and one-half hours. It is your choice as to which date you choose to take the test. However, failure to take this test on the scheduled dates will result in a $36 re-scheduling fee.
CAAP is the standardized assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions to assess, evaluate, and enhance the outcomes of their general education programs.
As a national standardized test, CAAP offers extensive national user norms that allow comparison of results to appropriate reference groups. Most importantly, CAAP provides information at the cohort and individual student level that faculty and administrators can use to evaluate their general education programs and identify opportunities to enhance student learning.
- Writing Skills: 72-item, multiple choice, English, in punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, spelling, vocabulary
- Mathematics: 35-item, multiple choice, emphasizes quantitative reasoning, Algebra, geometry, trigonometry
- Critical Thinking: 32 item, multiple choice, measures skills in clarifying, analyzing, evaluating, and extending arguments
- Reading: 36 items, multiple choice, measures reading comprehension based on selections of prose fiction, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
- Science: 45 item, multiple choice, measure scientific reasoning skills generally acquired in introductory college science courses.
Upon admission for the test you must present a current picture ID, calculator (optional), and be prepared to stay at least four and one-half hours. It is your choice as to which date you choose to take the test. However, failure to take this test on the scheduled dates will result in a $36 re-scheduling fee. The CAAP schedule is noted on the SUSLA website. If you have questions about this test please contact Kaye L. Washington, Director of Testing and Assessment, at (318) 670-9450.