Testing Center

Offering community tests, college entrance exams, and tests for Texarkana College classes, the Testing Center is our quiet place for you to prove yourself.

Testing Center Hours

Monday8 a.m. – Last exam at 7 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. – Last exam at 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – Last exam at 7 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. – Last exam at 7 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. – Last exam at 3 p.m.
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2 p.m. – Last exam at 5 p.m.

The mission of the Texarkana College Testing Center is to provide a professional testing environment for our students and the community that supports the mission of our college by:

  • Providing a secure, quiet, clean, accommodating, and accessible atmosphere which enables test takers to perform to the best of their ability
  • Facilitating the testing needs of on-campus and distance-learning students
  • Providing a knowledgeable, courteous testing staff
  • Providing proctoring services for outside testing agencies and institutions
  • Making national and professional entrance, certification, and advanced-standing examinations available to the campus and the community
  • Assisting our students and community in meeting both their professional and educational goals

We are committed to maintaining professional testing standards and practices. The Texarkana College Testing Center adheres to guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Student Requirements

Current TC Students, in order to take a test you will need to bring your Student ID badge.

Testing Room Policies

  • No electronic devices, backpacks, cell phones, cigarettes, computers, laptops, extra scantrons, food or drinks, hats, HEAVY jackets and coats, pagers, personal items, purses and wallets, sunglasses, tobacco, *notes, *books, *calculators. (*unless approved by instructor)
  • No children in testing area. No children in the hallway unless supervised by an adult.
  • No appointments for TC Instructor required exams… first come, first served.
  • The Center is equipped with cameras and audio surveillance.

Cheating Policy

from the TC Student Handbook

  • Students found guilty of academic dishonesty in the center will be dropped with an “F” from the course in which he/she is cheating. If one student is caught taking a test for another, both will be dropped from the course with an “F”.
  • This policy will be strictly enforced and there will be no exceptions.

Testing Accommodations

  • The Testing Center complies with requests from faculty members and the Office of Disabilities Services to assure that students receive required accommodations when testing.
  • Students receiving testing accommodations should contact Kateland Turner at 903-823-3031 to schedule a time to test. Examples of accommodations include oral administration, extended time, and an isolated environment. It is the student’s responsibility to make necessary arrangements for accommodation with the instructor and to call and schedule a test in advance of the due date. It is advised that students call as soon as a test is assigned to assure that the test can be scheduled before the due date.
  • Testing accommodations office hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Arrangements for testing outside of normal office hours are available.
  • The mission of the Texarkana College Testing Center is to provide a professional testing environment for our students and the community that supports the mission of our college by:
    • Providing a secure, quiet, clean, accommodating, and accessible atmosphere which enables test takers to perform to the best of their ability
    • Facilitating the testing needs of on-campus and distance-learning students
    • Providing a knowledgeable, courteous testing staff
    • Providing proctoring services for outside testing agencies and institutions
    • Making national and professional entrance, certification, and advanced-standing examinations available to the campus and the community
    • Assisting our students and community in meeting both their professional and educational goals

We are committed to maintaining professional testing standards and practices. The Texarkana College Testing Center adheres to guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Student Exams

ACCUPLACER supports students ready to start earning credits toward their degree as well as those who need to develop their skills before taking college-level courses. ACCUPLACER scores let students know where they stand academically, which makes it easier for them to plan a successful path toward a college degree.

Learn more about Accuplacer.  Testing fee: $20.00.

The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is designed specifically to assess a student’s preparedness entering the health science fields. Students need to create an account and register for the test at www.atitesting.com.

This exam helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Pass any of the 33 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals. The CLEP proctor fee is $20.

RETEST: There is a (6) six month waiting period for retesting.

Testing arrangements

  • Decide which exam(s) to take: Browse Exams
  • Register to take an exam: Log in to My Account
  • Select Texarkana College (Monday – Thursday) as your location: Find a Test Center
    Contact Texarkana College:
    903-823-3278 or 903-823-3031
  • Prepare for your exam(s): Get Study Materials

Examinees who obtain a Standard Score of 50 are awarded credit in the following courses:

Subject Examinations

Equivalent Course(s)

Semester Hours

Score

Financial Accounting

ACCT 2301,2302

6

50

American Government

GOVT 2305

3

50

Principles of Management

BMGT 1327

3

50

Principles of Marketing

MRKG 1311

3

50

American Literature

ENGL 2327, 2328

6

50

English Literature

ENGL 2322, 2323

6

50

French Language, Level 1

FREN 1411, 1412

8

50

French language, Level 2

FREN 2311, 2312

6

59

Spanish Language, Level 1

SPAN 1411, 1412

8

50

Spanish Language, Level 2

SPAN 2311, 2312

6

63

History of the Unites States I: Early Colonization to 1877

HIST 1301

3

50

History of the United States II: 1865 to Present

HIST 1302

3

50

Biology

BIOL 1308, 1309

6

50

Introductory Business Law

BUSI 2301

3

50

Chemistry

CHEM 1311, 1312

6

50

College Algebra

MATH 1314

3

50

College Composition

ENGL 1301

3

50

Human Growth & Development

PSYC 2314

3

50

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2301

3

50

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2302

3

50

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 2301

3

50

Introductory Sociology

SOCI 1301

3

50

Workforce students entering programs after November 5, 2014, are required to take the TABE Online placement exam.

TABE is a computer-based placement predictor required for Workforce students. TABE requires students to be assessed in Reading, Math Computation, Applied Math, Language, Language Mechanics, Vocabulary, and Spelling.

Students must obtain a TABE Ticket for Assessment & Placement from an Academic Advisor prior to visiting the Testing Center to take a TABE exam and pay a $20.00 proctor fee for Health Science and $20.00 for Workforce. Exams are administered on a walk-in basis during testing center hours.

Students must start TABE exams at least 5 hours before the testing center closes. Students must present a non-expired picture ID to take a TABE exam. Calculators are not allowed during TABE exams, the test contains a built in calculator.

All other Testing Room Policies must be followed during TABE exams.

TABE Test Content

Locator Test

Number of Items

Estimated Testing Time (minutes)

Reading

50

0:50

Mathematics Computation

40

0:24

Applied Mathematics

50

0:50

Language

55

0:55

Language Mechanics

20

0:14

Vocabulary

20

0:15

Spelling

20

0:10

Total

225

3:34

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) was mandated through action of the 78th Texas Legislature to replace the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP). TSI requires students to be assessed in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics prior to enrolling at a Texas public college or university. Institutions have the flexibility to determine the appropriate path for individual students to take so as to be considered college ready and thus ready for college-level courses.

Beginning August 26, 2013, The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to begin administering the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Any new student that has not completed college course work prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved exemption will be subject to the new TSI Assessment requirements.

All students taking the TSI Assessment after August 26, 2013 must participate in a Pre-Assessment Activity. You must complete this Pre-Assessment Activity before you can enter Texarkana College. The PAA will explain the importance of the test and its purpose. Also, you will earn about its design and length.  You will answer sample questions in both subjects and review test taking tools that will be available. In addition, the PAA will outline options for course placement and resources for students.

You must create an account for the Accuplacer Practice APP. You will choose TSIA2-PAA to access the PAA.

Once you complete the assessment, the Accuplacer Practice App will email you a completion certificate that you must take to the Advising/Retention Center located in the Carl. M. Nelson Administration Building and give it to your adviser. You will also have the option of emailing the certificate to the adviser. The adviser will then prepare a Test Ticket for you to take to the Testing Center that will allow you to take the TSI Assessment. Failure to bring the certificate, will result in you having to complete the PAA again.

Please click here to complete the required Pre-Assessment Activity.

Texarkana College Requirements
Students can be admitted to Texarkana College without being TSI complete or exempt; however, they will not be able to register for most TC classes until they are TSI complete.

Students must obtain a TSI Ticket for Assessment & Placement from an Academic Advisor prior to visiting the Testing Center to take a TSI exam. A TSI Ticket for Assessment & Placement must be obtained for each test and/or retest. Each part of the TSI exam (Math, Reading, Writing) is $10.00 each. Exams are administered on a walk-in basis during testing center hours. Students must start TSI exams at least 2.5 hours before the testing center closes. Students must present a non-expired picture ID to take a TSI exam. Calculators are not allowed during TSI exams, the test contains a built in calculator. All other Testing Room Policies must be followed during TSI exams.

Students who are not TSI complete upon enrolling at TC must co-enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s) each semester until they become TSI complete. A TSI hold will be placed on the student’s record until appropriate TSI completion documentation (i.e., test score, course grade) is provided to the academic advisor.

TSI Exemptions
Students are exempt from TSI if you meet one of the following exemption criteria and submit the appropriate documentation mentioned below by mail or fax to the Texarkana College Admissions Office.

MAIL:
Texarkana College
Office of Admissions
2500 N. Robison Rd.
Texarkana, TX 75599

FAX: TC Admissions Office: (903) 823-3451

Exemption Criteria
Test Exemption – if any one of the following test scores (ACT, SAT, TAKS, TAAS) are met, students are exempt from that area and must present those official test scores, if not shown on your high school transcript, to Texarkana College.

Reading

  • ACT ( within 5 years from date of testing): Composite 23 and English 19 shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment. (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • SAT** ( within 5 years from date of testing): Composite 1070* and Critical Reading/Verbal 500 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • TAKS (within 5 years from date of testing): Minimum scale score of 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing subsection score of at least  3 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • TAAS (within 3 years from date of testing): Minimum scale score of 1770 on the writing test and an 89 on the reading test (Must meet or exceed both scores)
  • STAAR end-of-course (EOC) (within 5 years from the date of testing):  minimum score of Level 2 on the English III shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required for both reading and writing

Math

  • ACT ( within 5 years from date of testing): Composite 23 and Math 19 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • SAT** ( within 5 years from date of testing): Composite 1070* and Math 500 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • TAKS (within 5 years from date of testing): Math 2200
  • TAAS (within 3 years from date of testing) (replaced by TAKS): Texas Learning Index (exit level) of 86
  • STAAR end-of-course (EOC)(within 5 years from the date of testing): minimum score of Level 2 n the Algebra II EOC

Writing

  • ACT ( within 5 years from date of testing): Composite 23 and English 19 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • SAT** ( within 5 years from date of testing): Composite 1070* and Critical Reading/Verbal 500 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • TAKS (within 5 years from date of testing): ELA 2200 and Writing Essay score 3 (must meet or exceed both scores)
  • TAAS (within 3 years from date of testing): 1770
  • STAAR end-of-course (EOC): (within 5 years from the date of testing): minimum score of Level 2 on the English III shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required for both reading and writing

*SAT Composite = Critical Reading plus Math
**A Note about the SAT: The name of the SAT has recently changed to “SAT Reasoning Test”; the name “New SAT” has been used for the version of the test administered after January 2005. The verbal portion of the New SAT has been renamed “critical reading.” Both old and new total, math, and verbal/critical reading scores that are less than five years old may be used to meet TSI requirements as described here. The essay section of the New SAT may not yet be used to meet TSI requirements. Information about the SAT exam may be located on the Collegeboard web pages: http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.

Degree Exemption
Mail or fax an official transcript to Texarkana College noting either an associate or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;

Out-of State or Private Institution Course Work Exemption
Mail or fax an official transcript that shows you have satisfactorily completed college-level coursework with a C or better transferred from an out-of-state or private institution of higher education;

Previous Exemption
Mail or fax the official determination of your having met readiness standards at a previous institution of higher education;

Certificate or Non-Degree Seeking Program Exemption
Notify Texarkana College that you are not seeking a degree or are seeking a certificate that does not have TSI requirements;

Military Service Exemption or Waiver
Submit to Texarkana College a DD214 or Notice of Benefits Eligibility that shows you are on active duty as a member of the US armed forces, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the US armed forces and have been serving for at least 3 years preceding enrollment; or honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty on or after August 1, 1990.

TSI and Transfer Students

Texarkana College can determine college readiness on an individual basis once students have been tested or otherwise evaluated using TSI approved testing or exemption requirements. Texarkana College may review individual coursework of students who have successfully completed developmental and/or college level work but who are not determined to be TSI complete by the transferring institution.

Students transferring to Texarkana College from regionally accredited private or out-of-state institutions with grades of “C” or better in the courses listed below in all three TSI areas (writing, reading and math) will meet TSI requirements. Students need to mail or fax to Texarkana College Admissions and Records official copies of your transcripts showing these grades.

Students who do not have grades of “C” or better in all three areas, you must take an approved TSI test in those areas.

TSI Writing (TSI compliant in writing if you achieved a “C” or better in one of the two courses listed below)

  • ENGL 1301 (Composition I)
  • ENGL 1302 (Composition II)

TSI Reading (TSI compliant in reading if you achieved a “C” or better in any one of the courses listed below)

  • HIST 1301, HIST 1302 (U.S. History)
  • ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2321, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323 (British Literature)
  • ENGL 2331, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333 (World Literature)
  • ENGL 2326, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328 (American Literature)
  • PSYC 2301 (General Psychology)
  • GOVT 2301, GOVT 2302, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306(American Government)

TSI Math (TSI compliant in math if you achieved a “C” or better in any one of the courses listed below)

  • MATH 1332 (College Mathematics)
  • MATH 1333 (College Mathematics)
  • MATH 1314 (College Algebra)
  • MATH 1316 (Plane Trigonometry)
  • More advanced mathematics course for which any of the above are prerequisites.

Partial TSI Exemption

Students will have a partial TSI exemption and will be required to provide documentation to support your partial exemption if they have

  • Obtained a composite score on the appropriate test and the required minimum score on either the math or verbal English language arts. Students will be exempt from that individual section of TSI but will have to take the others sections. For example, students who score high enough on the SAT to be exempt from the math portion (Composite 1070 and Math 500), but not the writing or reading portions will need to take just the writing or reading sections of the TSI.
  • Completed college-level coursework in one or two of the three designated areas (reading, math, and writing) with a grade of “C” or better and so may be exempt from those sections of the TSI. Students will have to take the other portions of the TSI for which they are not exempt.

Approved TSI Scores

Students not TSI exempt must take the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Test.

Students may take any of these four tests from any institution of higher education but must provide Texarkana College with official score reports for that test.

Enrolled students who have attended Texarkana College prior to Fall 2013, and have remained continuously enrolled,* must submit scores required at the time of entry to Texarkana College. Beginning with the Fall 2013 semester, to be able to enroll in most Texarkana College courses, students must meet the minimum scores as shown in the tables below:

Math Courses STEM Path

  • Biology, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Networking, Computer Tech & Info Systems, Business

Texas Success Initiative Test Content

The TSI Mathematics and Statistics Test is a multiple choice assessment covering the key College and Career Readiness Standards referenced below. There are approximately 20 items on the placement test, and 10 items on the diagnostic test.

Elementary Algebra and Functions (6 items on the placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

    • Linear equations, inequalities, and systems
    • Algebraic expressions and equations (other than linear)
    • Word problems and applications

Intermediate Algebra and Functions (9 items on the placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • Quadratic and other polynomial expressions, equations, and functions
  • Expressions, equations, and functions involving powers, roots, and radicals
  • Rational and exponential expressions, equations, and functions
  • Geometry and Measurement (2 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)
  • Plane geometry
  • Transformations and symmetry
  • Measurement (linear, area, three-dimensional)
  • Modeling and applications

Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability (3 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • Interpreting categorical and quantitative data
  • Statistical measures
  • Probabilistic reasoning

The TSI Reading Test is a multiple choice assessment covering the key College and Career Readiness Standards referenced below. There are approximately 24 items on the placement test. There are 10-12 items per category on the diagnostic test.

Literary Analysis (4 items on placement test; 12 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be passage-based items.
  • Passages are fiction or literary nonfiction and will be approximately 400 words in length.
  • Items will ask students to identify and analyze ideas in and elements of literary texts.
  • Main Idea and Supporting Details (5 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)
  • All items in this category will be discrete items with single informational/expository passages of 75-125 words.
  • Items will ask students to identify the main idea of a passage or comprehend explicit textual information in the passage.

Inferences in a Text or Texts (8 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be discrete items with one or, in some cases, two informational/expository passages of 100-150 words.
  • Most items will ask students to make an appropriate inference about a single passage.
  • Some items will require students to synthesize ideas by making a connection or comparison between two passages.

Author’s Use of Language (7 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be discrete items with single informational/expository passages of 75-125 words.
  • Some items will ask students to identify an author’s purpose, tone, organization, or rhetorical strategies and use of evidence;
  • Some items will ask students to determine the meaning of words in context.

The TSI Writing Test is a multiple choice assessment covering the key College and Career Readiness Standards referenced below. There are approximately 20 items on the placement test, and 10-12 items on the diagnostic test.

Essay Revision (8 items on placement test; 12 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be passage-based items.
  • Passages are drafts of essays in need of revision and will be approximately 250 words.  Items will ask students to revise parts of the essay to improve coherence, organization, word choice, rhetorical effectiveness, and use of evidence

Agreement (3 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be discrete items
  • Items will cover topics such as subject-verb agreement, pronoun agreement, and verb tense.

Sentence Structure (5 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be discrete items
  • Items will cover topics such as fragments, subordination and coordination, and parallelism
  • Items will also cover topics such as comma splices and run-on sentences, as well as improper punctuation.

Sentence Logic (4 items on placement test; 10 items on diagnostic test)

  • All items in this category will be discrete items
  • Items will test the student’s ability to arrange the parts of sentences in the most logical way, including the use of logical transitions and the correct placement of modifying phrases.

The Texas College and Career Readiness Writing standards ask students to write essays that “demonstrate clear focus, the logical development of ideas in well-organized paragraphs, and the use of appropriate language that advances the author’s purpose.”

WritePlacer automatically evaluates students’ essays written to one of several prompts.  WritePlacer essays are electronically scored by the Intelligent Essay Assessor (IEA) that is powered by the Knowledge Technologies (KT) engine.

  • The Intelligent Essay Assessor is a unique automated assessment technology that evaluates the meaning of text, not just grammatical correctness or spelling.
  • The Intelligent Essay Assessor is based on Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), a statistical language learning theory and computer model that measures the semantic similarity of words and documents with accuracy closely approximating that of human judges.
  • Feedback in provided on the following six dimensions
    • Purpose and Focus — The extent to which the writer presents information in a unified and coherent manner, clearly addressing the issue.
    • Organization and Structure — The extent to which the writer orders and connects ideas.
    • Development and Support — The extent to which the writer develops and supports ideas.
    • Sentence Variety and Style — The extent to which the writer crafts sentences and paragraphs demonstrating control of vocabulary, voice, and structure.
    • Mechanical Conventions — The extent to which the writer expresses ideas using standard English.
    • Critical Thinking — The extent to which the writer communicates a point of view and demonstrates reasoned relationships among ideas.

Community Exams

The A2 (HESI) test is used by some medical programs for admissions. Students who need to take the A2 test must register at https://evolve.elsevier.com to create a username and password. Once created contact the Testing Center at 903.823.3278 to schedule an appointment.

The cost is $90 and covers:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge
  • Grammar
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personality Profile

You may register at www.actstudent.org. Study information can be found at that site as well.

Current ACT Fees and Services

All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.

  • For information on ACT Fee Waivers, see Am I eligible for a fee waiver?
  • Test fee per test option
  • ACT (No Writing) $63.00
    • Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).
  • ACT with writing $88.00
    • Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register). The $25.00 writing test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.
  • Additional registration fees and services

Add to the test fee for your test option (except for the Test Center Change)

  • Score reports for 5th and 6th college choices add $16.00 each
    • Requested online before the test date; refundable on written request, if you do not test. Find out how much it costs to send your scores after you test.
  • Late registration fee (U.S. or Canada only) add $36.00
    • For registration or test date change submitted during the late period for a national test date.
  • Standby testing add $63.00
    • Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day, or if your registration was cancelled due to no photo provided.
  • Test date change add $40.00
    • For different date only if absent or unable to test on the original test date or if your registration is cancelled for failure to meet ACT’s test security requirements. You will be charged the basic registration fee for the new test date plus the test date change fee. If you request a test date change after the regular deadline for the new date, you will also be charged the late registration fee. Your basic registration fee for the original test date will be refunded.
  • Test center change $40.00 For the same test date.
  • Viewing scores and score report online FREE
  • Test Information Release (TIR) service add $30.00
    • On December, April, and June national test dates at a national test center; refundable if not available.

Test Day Checklist

    • ID requirements have changed. You need both a printed copy of your ticket and acceptable photo ID to test. More info at the ACT official website
    • Report to your assigned test center by the Reporting Time (8:00 a.m.) listed on your ticket. You will NOT be admitted to test if you are late.
    • Bring a printed copy of your ticket to the test center. You will not be admitted to test if you do not have a printed copy of your ticket.
    • Bring acceptable photo identification. You will not be admitted to test if your ID does not meet ACT’s requirements.
    • Testing staff will check your photo ID and ticket, admit you to your test room, direct you to a seat, and provide test materials.
    • Be ready to begin testing after all examinees present at 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated.
    • Please note that ACT may visit test centers to conduct enhanced test security procedures including, but not limited to, collecting images of examinees during check-in or other security activities on test day.
    • Do not engage in any prohibited behavior at the test center. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. Note: For National and International Testing, you will be asked to sign a statement on the front cover of your test booklet agreeing to this policy.
    • Once you break the seal on your test booklet, you cannot later request a Test Date Change, even if you do not complete all your tests.
    • You may use a permitted calculator on the Mathematics Test only. Some models and features are prohibited. You are responsible for knowing if your calculator is permitted and bringing it to the test center.
    • The following rules also apply to using your calculator:
      • you may use it only during the Mathematics Test;
      • you may use your backup calculator only after it has been checked by a member of the testing staff;
      • you may not share your calculator; and
      • you may not store test materials in your calculator’s memory
    • If your calculator has characters one inch high or larger, or a raised display, testing staff may seat you where no other examinee can see your calculator.
    • A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. You will not be allowed to use cell phones or any electronic devices during the break, and you may not eat or drink anything in the test room. (If you take the ACT Plus Writing, you will have time before the Writing Test to relax and sharpen your pencils.)
    • Students taking the ACT (No Writing) with standard time are normally dismissed about 12:15 p.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed about 1:00 p.m.
    • On some test dates, ACT tries out questions to develop future versions of the tests. You may be asked to take a fifth test, the results of which will not be reflected in your reported scores. The fifth test could be multiple-choice or one for which you will create your own answers. Please try your best on these questions, because your participation can help shape the future of the ACT. If you are in a test room where the fifth test is administered, you will be dismissed at about 12:35 p.m.
    • If you do not complete all your tests for any reason, tell a member of the testing staff whether or not you want your answer document scored before you leave the test center. If you do not, all tests attempted will be scored.
    • Please do not bring any unauthorized aids into the test room such as books, dictionaries, notes, scratch paper, highlighters, pens, colored pencils, correction fluid, reading material, tobacco in any form, and/or any electronic devices (for example, beepers, PDA, cell phone, headphones, camera, IPOD, etc.) .
    • ***Cell phones are not allowed inside the test room. You can leave them in your vehicle.***

Whether you’re a technician, parts specialist, or an employer, ASE certification gives you a unique advantage over your competition. It not only shows your proficiency in the tasks required to do the job right the first time, it is a testament to your professional competence and dedication.

Choose from among a wide range of test categories:

  • Automobile
  • Automobile Service Consultant
  • Advanced Level
  • Alternate Fuels/CNG
  • Collision Repair and Refinish
  • Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Truck Equipment
  • School Bus
  • Transit Bus
  • Undercar Specialist
  • Parts Specialist
  • Plus Recertification Tests

Testing:

  • Offered four times a year and each test period is eight weeks long.

Location:

  • Texarkana College
    Testing Center, Palmer Memorial Library
    2500 N. Robison Road
    Texarkana, TX 75501(903) 823-3278Site #7360
  • Texarkana College at TexAmericas
    15 James Carlow Drive
    New Boston, TX 75570(903) 223-9811Site # 7361

Test Format:

  • Tests are taken on an easy to use computer

Results:

  • You’ll receive your test results before you leave the test center.

Test Time:

  • Most exams run from 30 minutes to 1 ½ hours.  Testing available Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm.

Registration:

  • Register online at www.myASE.com or call our testing partner, Prometric, at 1-877-346-9327.
  • After registering with ASE, call Texarkana College at (903) 823-3278 or Tex Americas at (903) 223-9811 to schedule a time to take your test. Please have your registration information on hand when scheduling a testing appointment.

Full details, including all policies and requirements are located at www.ase.com/details.

Testing is available Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Please contact the Testing Center for more information at (903) 823-3278.

Certified Ethical Hacker testing is available.  Learn more at https://www.eccouncil.org/.

Subjects Tested on the GED Exams and Test Information

https://ged.com/about_test/test_subjects/

 

Requirements and Testing Policies for Texas

https://ged.com/policies/texas/

 

How to Schedule GED Ready (Practice Tests)

  1. Create an account on GED.com.

https://app.ged.com/login?language=ENU&locale=USA&_ga=2.198773615.1327022741.1651003617-1881017168.1556286061

  1. Choose Study.
  2. Choose Practice.
  3. Pay for test(s) using a debit or credit card.
  4. GED Ready Tests are $6.99 each or all four subjects for $22.99.

How to Schedule GED Exams

  1. Log-in to the GED.com account that you created.
  2. Choose Schedule Test.
  3. Choose in-person at test center.
  4. Choose language (English or Spanish).
  5. Choose test subject.
  6. Choose Testing Center – Texarkana College.
  7. Choose date from available dates on calendar.
  8. Choose time for that day.
  9. Pay for test using a debit or credit card.
  10. GED Exams in Texas are $36.25 each.

 How to enroll in FREE GED Classes at Texarkana College Adult Education and Literacy Program

  1. Complete Enrollment Paperwork Online
    1. Go to the Texarkana College Adult Education and Literacy Program page https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/academics/learn/adult-education-literacy/#block_6201a07539509 or call 903 823 3461 or come by the office on the TC Campus.
    2. Student will need a photo ID or birth certificate and social security number.
    3. 17- and 18-year-old students must have a school withdrawal and a parent/guardian signature.
  2. Complete the TABE 11/12 Assessment in reading, math, and language.
    1. Take the assessment at the Texarkana College Adult Education Program on the TC Campus (corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.).
    2. Testing is scheduled two days per month and offered at three test times.
    3. The student must contact the program via email or phone 903 823 3460 or 903 823 3462 to schedule a testing session.
  3. Attend a virtual Academic Enrichment Session on Zoom
    1. Attendance is required for student to begin the program.
    2. A morning and evening session is available for students.
  4. Begin classes.
    1. Classes begin monthly (usually the last week of the month).
      Texarkana College Classes

      1. Morning Sessions Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
      2. Evening Sessions Monday – Thursday 6-8 p.m.
      3. Distance Learning – work online at home and meet with a teacher bi-weekly
    2. Atlanta, Texas Class – Monday and Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the high school
    3. Texarkana Workforce Center Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Students enrolled in Texarkana College Adult Education who are 21 or older are eligible to receive vouchers to take the GED Exams (certain requirements apply for eligibility).

How to verify and request GED transcripts and certificates

  1. The official GED Certificate and Transcript is sent to the email address that you used to create the GED.com account.
  2. If you don’t have access to your email, then you can verify your GED Certificate and request a copy of it and your transcript at the Texas Education Agency Website.

https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/certificate-of-high-school-equivalency/certificate-and-transcript-search-information

Texarkana College is proud to host exams for Iso-Quality and our community. Various exams are offered through Iso-Quality. Some examples are:

  • AAFCS
  • AGD Fellowship
  • BONENT CHT
  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
  • Certified Pain Educator (CPE)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
  • CFFP
  • Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science
  • Human Growth and Family Studies
  • NFPT
  • NREP REM
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • USPRA CPRP

For a complete listing and to register please visit: http://www.isoqualitytesting.com/
Please bring your valid ID and registration information email. The email will contain your UserID information needed for testing.

Texarkana College is proud to host exams for Pearson Vue and our community. Pearson Vue offers these exams:

  • Cisco Systems
  • CompTIA
  • MySQL
  • VMWare
  • TEAS and TEAS 5
  • and many more

For a complete listing and to register please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/.
Advance your career, add credibility to your resume, increase your competitive edge, and prove you have a comprehensive understanding of your profession. Certification allows you to achieve these goals and more.

Please bring 2 forms of valid ID on day of testing.

Proctor/Correspondence exams are available. The cost is $15 per test. Texarkana College has the ability to offer computerized and paper/pencil exams for you. We do not take appointments so seating is first come first serve.

Your instructor should request proctor information, it is:

Texarkana College
Kathy Smith
Director of End User Technology & Testing
2500 North Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599
Phone (903) 823-3400 * Fax (903) 823-3451
kathy.smith@texarkanacollege.edu

If you have a form that needs to be filled out please email it or drop by the Palmer Memorial Library and we will assist you with the form.

Verify with your instructor that the test has been sent to the Assessment and Testing Center. It is the students’ responsibility to verify that their exam has arrived at Texarkana College.

Your instructor will need to fill out the Remote proctoring request form located below before your test can be given in the testing center.

Bring your Driver’s license – Valid photo ID is required to test.

Do not bring personal belongings – Please, leave purses and backpacks in your car. Cell phones and pagers must be turned OFF!

Be courteous to others testing; please enter and leave the room quietly.

Proctored Exams for TC Students at a “proctored site” off campus
If you live within a 50-mile radius of Texarkana College, you must take your exams in the Texarkana College Assessment and Testing Center located in the Palmer Memorial Library, located on campus. Students living outside the 50-mile radius of Texarkana College, and do not wish to drive to the TC campus to take their tests, must find an approved proctor. The student must notify the professor at least ten (10) school days prior to the test date that they will need a test to be proctored and provide the professor with the Proctor Information Form located in your professor’s syllabus.

Texarkana College hosts Prov computer-based testing for licensing or certification in various fields.
To learn more or sign up visit https://www.provexam.com/.

Exams are provided Monday – Thursday, 8a-5p.

Must Bring:

  • Your Admission Ticket
    You must have your Admission Ticket on test day. Sign in to My SAT and click “Print Admission Ticket”.
  • Two No. 2 pencils and a soft eraser
  • Photo identification

You must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the test center. You are responsible for understanding and following the SAT Test-Taker Identification Requirements and Policies.
You may be denied entrance to the test center or your scores may be withheld or canceled if you can’t present acceptable ID, if the validity of the ID is in question, or if you fail to follow the Identification Requirements and Policies.

An Acceptable Calculator

  • Graphing calculators
  • Scientific calculators
  • Four-function calculators (not recommended)

Not permitted as a calculator:

  • A laptop or a portable/handheld computer
  • Electronic writing pad or pen-input/stylus-driven device (e.g., Palm, PDAs, Casio ClassPad 300) Note: The Sharp EL-9600 may be used without the stylus.
  • Pocket organizer
  • Cell phone calculator
  • Calculator that has QWERTY

Nice to Have:

  • A watch (without an audible alarm)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment
  • A bag or backpack
  • A drink or snacks (for your break)

What NOT to Bring:

  • The use of cell phones and certain other electronic devices as noted below is prohibited within SAT test centers, and you should not bring these devices to the test center. See the Cell Phones and Electronic Devices policy for more information Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to:
    • Cell phones or smart phones, including BlackBerrys, iPhones or Android devices
    • iPods or other MP3 players
    • iPads or other tablet devices
    • Laptops, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
    • Pagers or any other texting devices
    • Separate timers of any type
    • Cameras or other photographic equipment
    • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content.

Please make an appointment to take your test by calling the Testing Center at 903-823-3278.

Testing is available Monday through Thursday 8 am – 5 pm Friday 8 am – 2 pm.

The cost of the test is $75 for members and $100 for non-members; check, money order. No credit cards or cash.

Please bring your valid state ID.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Occupational Licensing Section has a new Computer-Based Testing (CBT) exam available to licensees.  The exam is for our Water Operator A license and is 6 hours in length.

  • CBT license examinations offer:
    • The convenience of numerous CBT exam sites
    • Daily access and expanded hours to CBT exam sites
    • Immediate exam score with e-mail option
    • Immediate printed exam analysis feedback with e-mail option
    • License issued to applicants passing CBT exam within one week of exam date
    • Immediate retesting, if the exam site has available seating (4 attempts per application)
    • User-friendly computer screens
  • Examinations available for CBT by Licensing Program
    • Customer Service Inspectors
    • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester
    • Groundwater
      • Groundwater Operator Class B
      • Groundwater Operator Class C
    • Landscape Irrigation
      • Landscape Irrigation Inspector
      • Landscape Irrigation Technician (English Only)
    • Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisors
      • Class A
      • Class B
    • On-site Sewage Facility (OSSF)
      • OSSF Designated Representative
      • OSSF Maintenance Provider
      • OSSF Installer I
      • OSSF Installer II
    • Underground Storage Tank (UST)
      • UST On-Site Supervisor Class A
      • UST On-Site Supervisor Class B
    • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LSPT)
      • Corrective Action Project Manager
    • Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Operators
      • Class I Wastewater Collection System Operator
      • Class II Wastewater Collection System Operator
      • Class III Wastewater Collection System Operator
      • Class B Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator
      • Class C Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator
      • Class D Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator
    • Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators
      • Class A Water
      • Class B Groundwater Operator
      • Class B Surface Water Operator
      • Class B Water Distribution
      • Class C Groundwater Operator
      • Class C Surface Water Operator
      • Class C Water Distribution
      • Class D Water
    • Water Treatment Specialists
      • Class I
      • Class II
      • Class III

Pre-approval of your licensing application is required. For pre-approval, applicants must:

  • complete license requirements—
    • education
    • experience
    • training
  • submit an application with the $111 processing fee to TCEQ Occupational Licensing, MC-178, PO Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087
    • To obtain an application, go to the CBT Application Request Form and submit your request. An application packet will be mailed to you upon receipt of your request.
  • Upon receiving an approval letter, the applicant will need to:
    • make an appointment with the Testing Center at 903-823-3278 or 903-823-3031 to take the exam
    • pay a $15 proctor fee to the Testing Center

Testing available Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm.

Please contact the Testing Center for more information (903) 823-3278.

The THEA Test consists of three sections: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Each section of the THEA Test is designed to measure a student’s academic skill against an established standard of competence. A student’s score on each section of the test is based on his or her performance in relation to the skills being tested. Scores are not related to how well other students have performed on the same section.

Where to Take the Test?
Prior to beginning the registration process, you must contact the institution where you would like to test to confirm your ability to test there.
For a list of institutions where you may test, see Test Sites.
THEA IBT FAQs

Forms

Proctoring Policy

The following procedure for proctoring exams will be strictly adhered to:

  • Instructors or faculty provide an amount of time required to complete an exam. This time frame is used to determine whether or not a student has sufficient time to complete the exam before the Testing facility closes. If there is not sufficient time to complete the exam before the Testing facility closes the student will be asked to sign a student waiver acknowledging that the exam will end at closing of the center.
  • Student must show proper picture identification (i.e. Driver’s license, Military ID, Student ID).
  • Starting and ending time as well as name of exam will be recorded by proctor.
  • Exam Password will be entered by proctor. NEVER will it be given to the Student.
  • Student may NOT have personal items at exam station (i.e. Cell-Phone, PDA, Palm Pilot, Purse etc.). The proctor will require the student to surrender these items before exam is administered. Testing facilities are not responsible for lost, stolen or broken items checked. To ensure safety of these items, please leave them in your vehicle or at home while testing.
  • Google Glass, Smart Watches or any other Bluetooth enabled devices are not permitted in the testing area.
  • Calculators, note paper, books and notes will only be allowed with Instructor’s written permission. (the above electronic form will suffice)
  • Students are not permitted to browse the internet, access email, course materials, computer software or use any other form of electronic aid unless specified by the instructor.
  • Under no circumstances is the student permitted to print, copy or remove exam material from testing premises.
  • Cheating is NEVER tolerated and examinees will be asked to stop testing and leave the Testing facility if found cheating. If an examinee is found cheating on any exam, the instructor will be notified immediately. Cheating may include making an effort to remove test materials or notes from the testing room, not following test procedures, failing to stop work when time is called, disturbing or attempting to get answers from another examinee, using unauthorized aids during testing and disregarding the proctor’s instructions.
  • Talking among examinees is not allowed. Noise level must also be kept to a minimum.
  • Students requiring special accommodations will need to contact Kathy Smith at kathy.smith@texarkanacollege.edu.
  • Any student arriving within one hour of close will be required to sign a waiver stating they know the testing center will closes within the hour and that they will have to submit their test at close.
  • A $15.00 proctor fee will be accessed for each exam and must be submitted prior to the test being administered.

Scantrons are for sale in the center for 25 cents each.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Testing Center is located in the Palmer Memorial Library.  View the Campus map.

Generally there are no bathroom breaks; however, some state and national exams and some instructors allow depending on the exam.

A valid state or student picture ID is required. Some state and national exams require more. You will need a scantron or calculator if required by your instructor.

Depending on the test you are taking; some scores are immediate, others depend on the instructor or the testing company.

No children are allowed in the testing area.

For the computerized placement tests, there is a built in calculator. For THEA, a basic calculator is allowed. For instructor exams, it is determined by the instructor and type of exam.

First contact your instructor to see if the test has been delivered. If you want to make sure it is there, you may call the Assessment and Testing Center at 903-823-3278.

For other questions or concerns, you may call the Assessment and Testing Center and speak with our informative proctors at 903-823-3278 or Kathy Smith, Director of End User Technology & Testing at 903-823-3400.