Offered exams

Current TC Students, in order to take a test you will need the following:

  1. Your CURRENT STUDENT PICTURE ID, Higher one card or a valid picture ID (driver’s license/state ID) along with documentation of Student ID number…
  2. The name of your instructor.
  3. The name and section of the course.
  4. The name of the test or exam you wish to take.

Testing Room Policies:

  1. 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)
  2. No children in testing area.  No children in the hallway unless supervised by an adult.
  3. No appointments for TC Instructor required exams… first come, first served.
  4. 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.

The testing center will be closed Friday, August 14th – Friday, August 21st to relocate. We will open Monday, August 24th in our new location in the library!

Testing Center hours

June 8 thru August 14OpenClose
Monday8:30a6p
Tuesday8:30a6p
Wednesday8:30a6p
Thursday10a8p
Friday8:30a3p
Saturday
Sunday

Posted hours are subject to change and will reflect the same closures and early dismissals as the Texarkana College campus.

Business & Computer Technology Building, Room 11

The Testing Center holds membership in:
NCTA, TASA, TACTP, TSNAP

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Assessment and Testing Center located on Campus?

From the  main entrance of the college on Robison Road,  take an immediate right. The Testing Center is located in room 11 of the  Business and Computer Technology building. The BCT building is the one with the long row of beautiful brick arches.  Campus map

What tests do you offer?

A2/HESI, Ability To Benefit (ATB), ACT, ASE, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Cooper Tire, General Educational Development (GED), Iso-Quality, Keyboard Proficiency, Pearson Vue, Proctored/Correspondence Exams, SAT, SouthWest Tow Operators, Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Texas Success Initiative (TSI), Texas Higher Education Assessment Internet Based Test (THEA IBT), USPS (PSI), and VCT – Virtual College of Texas.

Are bathroom breaks allowed?

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

What must I bring on test day?

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.

When will I receive my test scores?

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

What is a placement test?

A placement test determines what level you are at so that you are enrolled in the correct classes.

Can the placement test be re-taken?

Most placement tests can be taken again within 30 days.

When are placement tests given?

It depends on the hours of operation and the test.

Can I use a calculator?

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.

Am I allowed to bring a cell phone, mp3, pager, etc. into the Assessment and Testing Center?

No electronics are allowed in the Assessment and Testing Center. All cellphones must be turned completely off and left in waiting area.

I missed a test in class. How will I know if my test is in the Assessment and Testing Center?

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.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?

For other questions or concerns, you may call the Assessment and Testing Center and speak with our informative proctors at 903-823-3278 or Dr. Lori Rochelle – Testing Center Coordinator at 903-823-3340.