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Testing Center

Stress-Free Testing Experience

You have access to an array of high-quality testing and assessment services in a professional environment through the Testing Center. We subscribe to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines and are a member of the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.

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Testing Center :: Big Easy Links

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Covid 19

Announcements

COVID-19 Update

The Testing Center is doing face-to-face testing on a scaled down basis. Due to social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, the maximum number of testers that may be tested in the lab at one time is nine.

If you have any questions, please contact the Testing Center staff during normal work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 903.886.5122 or by email at [email protected].

Face Coverings

On Tuesday, May 18, Governor Abbot issued Executive Order GA-36. This executive order prohibits government entities from mandating or requiring mask-wearing. Effective immediately, Texas A&M University-Commerce will no longer require the use of face coverings on university property, during university events or in university buildings.

Since the beginning of this pandemic, our top priority has been the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. As we approach our campus return date of Tuesday, June 1, 2021, I would like to remind our faculty and staff of the importance of following current guidelines and regulations from local public health officials, the CDC and the A&M System. We recommend that students, faculty, and staff continue to wear face coverings when physical distancing is not feasible.

Texas Success Initiative Assessment

Texas has revised the Texas Success Initiative Assessments (TSIA2), which launched on January 11, 2021. The TSIA2 is taking the place of the prior TSI assessments. Among the changes, the TSIA2 assessments have combined the Reading and Writing sections into one exam titled English Language Arts Reading (ELAR). The TSIA2 Mathematics assessment is still a standalone assessment. In addition, the TSIA2 has revised questions, scoring, and learning resources for test takers.

For more information, see the TSIA2 Assessment page on our website.

National Exams

The Testing Center will be holding SAT and ACT exams on nationally scheduled Saturdays throughout the Spring. All national testing will be held in McDowell Administration Building at A&M-Commerce.

Face coverings are required for all administrations.

LSAT administrations for January through April, 2021 have been canceled and replaced by the LSAT Flex. Please visit lsac.org for information concerning COVID-19, LSAT Flex exams, and future face-to-face administrations.

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Testing Center :: Schedule Your Exam

Schedule Your Exam

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins. Any testing/administration fees paid to the Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable. All reschedules must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam time. Testers who do not show or arrive late will not be allowed to test and must repurchase the test fee to reschedule their exam.

Steps to Register

*The following are third-party exams and must be scheduled through each testing company’s website: TExES, GRE, TOEFL, HiSET, SCANTRON.

*CLEP exams must be purchased both on the Collegeboard website and the proctor fee in Marketplace per the instructions below.

Registration through A&M-Commerce Marketplace:

  1. Purchase your exam through the university’s MarketPlace at least 24 hours in advance of when you plan to take the exam. Exam dates must be scheduled within 60 days of purchasing.
  2. You will receive a receipt with a purchase order number through your email. Call the Testing Center at 903.886.5122 and provide your purchase order number at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date to schedule your appointment (72 hours for a Monday).
  3. Review our Policies and Procedures to ensure you are set for testing day.
  4. Bring a valid ID on the day of the exam.
  5. Set your alarm. You don’t want to miss your exam, and neither do we. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early on testing day to ensure you’re ready to go. Late arrivals will not be able to test and must repurchase the test fee in order to reschedule.

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Testing Center :: Policies and Procedures

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Children

Children are not allowed in our testing center. Please do not leave children without adult supervision while taking the exam. Testers that arrive with children will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule their exam for another day. You will forfeit your testing fees and must repay to reschedule.

Storage

Lockers are provided for small personal items so that you can take the exam worry-free. You may not access the lockers during testing. Please leave non-essential personal items at home or locked securely in your car. We are not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen items.

Testing Center Supplied Items

We will provide you with:

  • Scratch paper
  • Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs (upon request)
  • Scantrons (if needed for exam)
  • Calculator (if authorized for use)

Prohibited Items

The following items are not authorized in the testing room. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.

Electronics

  • Cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Watches of any kind including analog watches, smartwatches, electronic watches, Fitbit or other fitness trackers/devices
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Recording devices, such as USB drives, handheld records
  • Photographic equipment

Other Items

  • No outside books, papers, notes, calculators or other aids are allowed unless specified by your exam instructions.
  • Food and drink
  • Purses, backpacks, bags and briefcases
  • Hats
  • Large outwear (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc)

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WEATHER-RELATED AND UNIVERSITY CLOSINGS

Weather-Related and University Closings

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except during official university closings, holidays and weather-related closings. If the Testing Center closes due to weather-related or unexpected closings, you will not be penalized. You are expected to arrive safely and on time for your exam. If you arrive late, you will not be admitted.

Stay in Touch

Testers taking certification exams such as TExES or SCANTRON should contact their testing agencies to discuss rescheduling possibilities. If the Testing Center is unable to test you due to weather-related closing on the university’s behalf, your testing agency should be able to work with you. If you miss your appointment due to bad weather in your area, but the Testing Center is unaffected and does not close, your testing agency may not be able to reimburse you.

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TESTING CENTER:TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination law that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation during testing, please see below to find out who you need to contact to help make those arrangements.

Contact Student Disability Services to get help acquiring testing accommodations for the following exams:

  • ACT-R – (American College Test Residual)
  • RCT – (Reading Comprehension Test)
  • Spanish Language Placement
  • Local Credit-by-Exam

Student Disability Services is located in the Gee Library Room 132, and can be contacted by phone at 903.886.5150 or by emailing [email protected].

If you are granted testing accommodations through the Student Disability Services office, you are required to show proof of your accommodations to the Testing Center via an official approval form BEFORE scheduling your exam. This is to ensure that appropriate accommodations can be made within the Testing Center lab.

Contact the individual testing companies for further information to get testing accommodations for any of the following exams:

  • ACT – (American College Test)
  • SAT – (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • THEA – (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
  • GRE – (Graduate Record Exam)
  • LSAT – (Law School Admissions Test)
  • ToEFL – (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • AP – (Advanced Placement Program)
  • IB – (International Baccalaureate Program)
  • TExES – (Texas Exam for Educator Standards)(Including the TOPT / TASC and the MTT)
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Testing Center:: Staff

Meet our Staff

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TESTING CENTER CONTACT US

Contact Us

  • The Welcome Center
  • 2200 Campbell St, Commerce, TX 75428

Hours of Operation

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday

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