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The Navarro College Testing Center is dedicated to providing all examinees a quiet, non-disruptive setting in which they may test for college or program placement (ACCUPLACER and THEA Quick Test), credit by examination (CLEP), entrance into Allied Health programs (TEAS), higher education equivalency (GED), as well as for online and distance education courses. Our goal in Testing is to ensure your success through supporting your assessment needs as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Identification
Testing at all Navarro College Testing Centers requires a photo ID. Such ID may include government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, state or military ID card, visa, passport, etc.), school-issued photo identification cards, employer-issued photo identification cards, membership photo identification cards, etc.
Personal Items
Some items are not allowed in testing centers and cannot be stored by test center personnel. These items include, but are not limited to, the following: cell phones, calculators, all other electronic devices, backpacks, books, food, drinks or tobacco products. Lockers are available at our testing locations; however, all personal items must be able to fit in the locker, or other arrangements will need to be made prior to testing.
Disability Services /
Special Accommodations
If you feel that you may need special accommodations for testing, please visit with the Disability Services Coordinator, Amy Dojahn, in Navarro College’s Disability Services Office, located in the Gooch One Stop Student Center, second floor, office 319.
Academic Dishonesty
The college expects all students to do their own schoolwork at all times. Any student guilty of dishonesty in academic work is subject to disciplinary action. College officials may begin such action if a student is accused of “cheating on academic work.” Disciplinary actions may include a cancellation of test scores and having Testing Center privileges revoked.
Note: As a courtesy to all, children are not allowed in our Testing Centers and Testing Center personnel are unable to watch children. Please make appropriate child care arrangements prior to arriving at the Testing Center.
Please note that all test fees are non-refundable.
Tests

TSI Assessment

What is the TSI Assessment, and what skills are covered in the test?
The TSI Assessment is a computer adaptive test, which means that each question is chosen based on your answers to previous questions, tailoring your test specifically for you and your ability level. The test helps us determine if you’re ready for college-level course work in the general subjects of writing, reading and mathematics. Your scores will be used to either place you in a college-level course or in the appropriate developmental course to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.
What is the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity, and why do I have to take it before testing?
It is mandatory that you complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) prior to taking the TSI Assessment for the first time. The PAA helps prepare you for the placement test and includes the following information:
• An explanation of the importance of the TSI Assessment
• Practice test questions and feedback
• An explanation of all your developmental education options, if you don’t meet the minimum passing standard
• Information on campus and community resources that will help you succeed as a college student
How do I take the TSI Assessment at Navarro College?
The TSI Assessment is administered on an appointment basis at each of Navarro College’s Testing Centers. The days and times available varies for the different campuses, so be sure to call ahead to set your appointment.
How much will it cost me?
The fee for the TSI Assessment is $30 for Navarro College students. The TSI Assessment fee is to be paid at the Cashier’s Office the day of the test. Navarro College prospective students should have submitted an Application for Admission to the Admissions Office prior to testing.

How long does the test take to complete?

The test is untimed, and the actual length of the test varies. You should allot three to five hours for the TSI Assessment. Please keep in mind, the multiple-choice portions of the TSI Assessment can be saved and finished later if you run out of time for the day or need to take a long break; however, you must complete the essay portion in one sitting.
What do I need to bring with me to test?
You will need photo identification and the $30 test fee. The Navarro College Testing Center will provide scratch paper and pencils; the calculator is built into the test program. No study aids will be allowed.
How do I prepare for the TSI Assessment test?
You can go to the official TSI Assessment website for sample questions. You may also download the TSI Web-Based Study App, accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
TSI Student Information Brochure  (PDF, 142KB)

CLEP

What is the CLEP test, and what subjects are offered?
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations. CLEP exams allow people who have acquired comprehensive subject knowledge through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, or cultural pursuits to show that they have acquired college-level material. Please check with your college or university prior to testing for a list of accepted subjects.
How do I register for the CLEP test at Navarro College?
The CLEP test is administered on an appointment basis on the Corsicana campus only. Appointment times are Mondays through Fridays at 10:00am and 2:00pm. You may not take an examination for credit in any subject for which you have already received a passing grade. Keep in mind that you may not repeat an examination of the same title within six months of the initial testing date.
How much will it cost me?
The CLEP test fee is $80.00, paid directly to the testing company, for all students. The CLEP test fee is to be paid at the Testing Center as the fees are submitted along with your test. The $80.00 may be paid by credit/debit (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express), or personal check or money order made payable to CLEP. No cash is accepted for the $80.00 CLEP fee. An additional $25.00 administration fee is assessed for all students. The $25.00 administration fee is to be paid at the Cashier’s Office the day of the test.
How long does the test take to complete, and when do I receive my scores?
You are allotted 90 minutes for all CLEP tests. Please keep in mind, the CLEP test must be completed at a single sitting. You will receive your official score report (except for the College Composition exam which is scored every 14 days) before leaving the Testing Center on the test day. It may take several weeks for your institution to receive its official score report and award credit.
What do I need to bring with me to test?
You will need photo identification, $80.00 payment for the test and a receipt for the $25.00 administration fee. Required identification for the CLEP tests include one valid, government-issued ID with your photo and signature as well as a secondary ID with your name and either photo or signature. The Navarro College Testing Center will provide pencils and scratch paper. No study aids, outside scratch paper, or other materials will be allowed.
How do I prepare for the CLEP test?
You can go to the official CLEP website for the Information for Candidates bulletin. You may also consider purchasing the CLEP Official Study Guide which contains practice questions for all 33 CLEP exams or a CLEP Exam Guide for a specific subject if you only plan on taking one or two tests.

THEA Quick Test

What is the THEA Quick Test, and what skills are covered in the test?
The THEA Quick Test is a paper-and-pencil test which measures skills in reading, mathematics and writing (including an essay). Each section of the THEA Quick Test is designed to measure your academic skill against an established standard of competence. Your score on each section of the test is based on your performance in relation to the skills being tested. Scores are not related to how well other students have performed on the same section. The THEA Quick Test is the same as the regular THEA, the only difference is the registration procedure—you don’t have to wait for one of the Saturday state-wide tests (that’s the “quick” part)—receiving scores after the test is submitted is not necessarily “quicker.”
How do I register for the THEA Quick Test at Navarro College?
The THEA Quick Test is administered on an appointment basis on the Corsicana campus only. Appointment times are Mondays through Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. as well as a 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays only. Keep in mind that the THEA Quick Test can only be taken once every 30 days.
How much will it cost me?
The THEA Quick Test fee is $29.00, paid directly to the testing company, for Navarro College and TAMU Commerce students. The THEA Quick Test fee is to be paid at the Testing Center as the fees are submitted along with your test. The $29.00 may be paid by credit/debit (MasterCard & Visa), or personal check or money order made payable to Evaluation Systems. No cash is accepted for the $29.00 fee. An additional $25.00 administration fee is assessed for non Navarro College or TAMU Commerce students. The $25.00 administration fee is to be paid at the Cashier’s Office the day of the test.
How long does the test take to complete?
You are allotted five hours for testing, although, many students finish earlier if only taking one section of the test. Please keep in mind, the THEA Quick Test must be completed at a single sitting.
What do I need to bring with me to test?
You will need photo identification and payment for the test. The Navarro College Testing Center will provide pencils and a four-function calculator for the math portion. No study aids, outside scratch paper, highlighters or pens will be allowed.
How do I prepare for the THEA Quick Test?
You can go to the official THEA website for a practice test and quick reference guide. You may also consider purchasing the Official THEA Test Study Guide.
Note: For information about placement testing requirements, please review the Texas Success Initiative.

GED

2014 GED® Program is Here!
Here at Navarro College we’re excited to offer you the 2014 GED® program, the opportunity to earn a college degree, and a good job with good wages. Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com.
What’s the 2014 GED® Program?
In 2014 you have more than just a test. You’ll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.
What is MyGED™?
MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the 2014 GED® program. Flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Register today and get tested. Get started now at www.GED.com.
What’s the 2014 GED®test like?
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
   Four (4) parts:
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
   Offered on computer
   English and Spanish
Where can I study?
Contact Navarro College’s Adult Education program (903-875-7464) or sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.
How do I register?
Registration is simple in 2014. Simply sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule right then.
When can I schedule?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
What is the passing score?
On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™.
Is there a fee to take the test?
You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Texas, the fee per subject is $33.75 or $135 for the entire test.
The 2014 GED®program gives you everything you need for success, and MyGED™ will help get you there. With MyGED, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what’s next.
MyGED™ was built with you in mind. Register today and get tested. Get started at www.GED.com.
What can I expect on the day of my test?
  • Current and valid Government-issued photo ID (both national and foreign)
    • Examples of Photo ID include Texas Driver’s License, Texas State ID card, valid Passport, and Military/Government ID card.
    • The name you use to register for the GED® CBT must match the name on your photo ID.
    • Personal items cannot be taken into the testing room. Lockers will be provided for secure storage of your belongings.There is a calculator built into the test for your use during the mathematics portion
      • Prohibited items include (but are not limited to): jewelry, watches, wallets, keys, cell phones, food, drinks, gum, tobacco products, hats, outdoor/heavy coats, purses, bags, etc.
    • If you schedule more than one test subject in a single appointment, you will have a maximum of ten minutes for breaks between each module.
      • You may divide your test into multiple appointments to be taken over the course of several days. You get to set the schedule you prefer during our available days and times.
      • If you would like to take the entire test in one day and prefer a longer break for lunch, you might consider dividing the test modules into two separate appointments for the same day, allotting the desired break time between appointments.
If you have completed and passed the GED® and need a transcript, you may go to www.texged.com and purchase an official GED® transcript for $5; verification of a certificate can also be obtained from the official website free of charge.
If you have any further questions about registration for the GED®, please call the Navarro College Testing Center at (903) 875-7457.

Corsicana
Tabitha Stone
District Testing Coordinator
903.875.7417
Ryan McDaniel
Testing Assistant
903.875.7457
Brenda Dunaway
Testing Aide
903.875.7457
Mexia
Desi Castillo
Testing Assistant
254.562.3848
Midlothian
Kathy Lynch
Testing Aide
972.775.7208
Josh Boone
Testing Aide
972.775.7208
Waxahachie
Tanya Cunningham
Testing Assistant
972.923.6472
Paul Hardy
Testing Aide
972.923.6429
Sara Plemons
Testing Aide
972.923.6429