The Testing Center at A&M-Commerce provides access to a wide array of high-quality testing and assessment services for students and the community. The Testing Center at A&M-Commerce subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines and is a member of the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.
We believe all examinees at our center are entitled to the following:
- High standards of testing integrity
- Professional staff that are trained to ensure a stress-free testing experience
- A wide variety of tests in various methods of test delivery, such as computer-based, internet delivery and paper/pencil tests.
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.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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.
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.
We will provide you with:
- Scratch paper
- Earplugs (upon request)
- Scantrons (if needed for exam)
- Calculator (if authorized for use)
The following items are not authorized in the testing room. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.
- 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
- 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
- Large outerwear (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc)
Weather-Related and University Closings
We are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 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. We want you to arrive safely and on time to 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 closings 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.
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
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:
Meet our Staff
- The Welcome Center
- 2200 Campbell St., Commerce, TX 75428
Hours of Operation
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday