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Test Proctoring

Who

Only adult MPLD patrons with a valid MPLD library card may utilize this service. On the day of the test you must bring your MPLD library card and picture ID.

What

Adults who are enrolled in a course that requires them to have a proctored test taken may contact the Adult Services Department Manager at 815-385-0036 to schedule an appointment.

When

Tests are proctored by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled at least one week prior to the test date. Tests will be scheduled according to the availability of staff.

Where

The tests are taken at one of the Adult Services Distance Learning Computers adjacent to the Public Services Desk.

How

The patron is responsible for making the appointment and submitting all materials one week prior to the test. It is the patron's responsibility to insure that all the materials are received prior to the test. It is the patrons' responsibility to insure in advance that the MPLD technology is compatible with the test requirements. If it is not, then it is possible that the test may not be taken as scheduled. The MPLD does not guarantee that the software necessary to take the test is available at the MPLD. Software will not be installed to suit the needs of an individual test taker.

Regarding the Test Results

The test results may be faxed for free, but you must provide a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope if you are required to return the test via regular mail.

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Databases

Learning Express Library  | Interactive test preparation guides and practice tests, skillbuilding, workplace skills and job search resources.
From home: Click on this remote link.  MPLD cardholders only. First time users: Your username is your library card number then create a password of your choice.

Mango Languages |  Includes Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese and ESL courses for those learning English and a translation tool for written text.  Create a Mango account to keep track of your progress in the lessons. MPLD cardholders only.

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Websites

Tuition Funding Sources | The largest source of scholarships in the world.

Study for the US Citizenship Test | Online study aid for the US Citizenship Test.

Computer Software Help

Basic Computer Skills | This tutorial on basic computer operation is intended to help virtually anyone who wants to learn more about operating a computer. It will start out with the most basic information and will progress from there.


LearnFree | Quality, innovative online learning opportunities to improve technology, literacy, and math skills.

Mousing Around | Practice using a computer mouse. From the Palm Beach County Library.

Basic Online Skills | Short, easy-to-master, web-based course on basic online skills: computer skills, E-mail skills, word processing skills, and Internet skills.

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Web 2.0 Tools

Devolver Movie Maker | Make movies.

Forvo | A pronunciation guide.

iLighter | I-lighter is a Freeware add-on that provides a simple way to save and annotate snippets of text and graphics from Web sites and store it for future use.

Penzu | Personal journal and online diary. 

VoiceThread | Group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world.

Voxopop | Develop your speaking skills. Similar to message boards, but with voice rather than text and with a specialized user interface.

Wall Wisher   | O nline notice board maker.

Wordle  | Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. Print them out or save them to the Wordle gallery to share.

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