Assessment of Reading, Comprehension, and Writing in Economics

Effective Fall 2020, ECON 109 will be a prerequisite for all ECON courses at the 300- and 400-level and ECON 225. ECON 109 will be waived as a prerequisite upon successful completion of the Assessment of Reading, Comprehension, and Writing in Economics.

Find out more at: uab.ca/econ109.

Assessment Information & Fees

Assessment Schedule

There will be one more session of the Assessment in 2021. Students can only write once within a session. Students who do not pass the assessment can write a second attempt in a later session. Scheduling an Assessment is a two-part process: students must register to indicate their intent to write the Assessment, and then book a time to write the Assessment. The timeline is as follows:

Session

Registration Opens

Registration Deadline

Booking Opens

Exam Window

Assessment registration dates are listed below.

Winter 2021

January 11

February 4

February 8

February 8 - 26

Spring 2021

May 3

June 10

June 14

June 14 - July 4

Summer 2021

June 15

July 30

August 2

August 2 - August 27

Fall 2021

August 9

October 22

October 25

October 25 - December 3

Registration

Students must register for the assessment before they can book a time to write. Registration deadlines are indicated in the chart above. Late registrations will not be accommodated; students will need to wait until the next registration period opens.

The day after the Registration Deadline, registered students will receive an email from the LAC with an invitation to book a date and time within the Exam Window to write the Assessment.

Please register using the following form:

ECON Assessment Registration Fall 2021 - available on August 9, 2021

Exam Booking

The day after the Registration Deadline, registered students will receive an email from the LAC with an invitation and instructions to book a date and time to write the Assessment. Please note:

Exam Results


Writing at the Learning Assessment Centre (LAC)

Q: How do I take the Assessment from abroad?

A: In response to the 2020 COVID-19 global pandemic, the Assessment will be delivered remotely using remote proctor software.

Before taking the assessment, take the practice quiz to test out your computer's compatibility for use of the software. If you are taking the Assessment from abroad, consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Here the link to the test quiz.

Q: I don’t have a OneCard, can I still write my exam?

A: Yes! Please bring some other form of photo ID (such as your driver’s license or passport) and be sure to have your student ID # memorized. We’ll need it to check you in!

Q: I don’t have my CCID and CCID password memorized. Will I be able to write my exam?

A: You will need to memorize your CCID and password in order to write your exam. If you aren’t able to recall your CCID credentials, you will have to call IST and reset your password before you are able to write your exam.