Testing, Evaluation and Research Services


Mission

Testing, Evaluation and Research Services is dedicated to providing fair, secure, and professional testing and assessment services to students, faculty, and administrators. These services support:

  • Student demonstration of subject mastery through testing to meet University requirements.
  • Community demonstration of subject mastery through external, high stakes tests.
  • Faculty member access to machine scoring of exams.
  • Student feedback to administrators and faculty about instructor performance in the classroom.
  • Faculty and administrator education regarding best practices in testing.

Our department is committed to ongoing assessment.

Services Available

Testing

  • Entrance examinations
  • Credit by examination via the College-Level Examination Program
  • Qualifying examinations for course selection
  • Test-out options for the University General Education Requirements
  • Tests required by professional associations and for licensing agencies

Student Evaluation of Teaching

  • Helping faculty document their performance
  • Providing reports for committees and administrators
  • Informing student decisions about course registration

Research and Faculty Exam Scoring

  • Helping faculty reduce the scoring load in large courses
  • Providing assistance in test item improvement
  • Conducting ongoing assessment of office.