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Faculty Teaching Toolbox: Testing Outside the Classroom

The Faculty Teaching Toolbox is a resource for faculty and staff that provides an introduction to some of the many instructional support services offered by Austin Community College.

What are the ACC Instructional Testing Centers?

The ACC Instructional Testing Centers provide an atmosphere conducive to testing for Austin Community College District's college credit courses. They provide a variety of testing and proctoring services for both students and faculty.


How do I access the ACC Instructional Testing Centers?

ACC Testing Centers are  located at ACC campuses.

The hours of operation vary by campus/center so be sure to check before planning a visit.


What do I tell my students?

Tell your students if you plan to offer a Testing Center option for one or more of your exams. Let them know where the Testing Center is located on your campus and how long your exam will be available there.

Does one of your students require special testing accommodations? Contact  Student Accessibility Services  for more help and information.

If your students need to take the Compass (Placement/TSI/ESOL) or Anatomy/Physiology exams, these services are available through the Assessment Centers. Please visit the Assessment website for more information. 

How do I use the ACC Instructional Testing Centers?

ACC Testing Centers offer instructional testing and retesting for all courses and initial testing for all Distance Learning and approved lecture courses. Exams can be administered as any type listed below or a combination of these:

  • basic written exams
  • objective or scan-based exams
  • computerized exams using Secure Online Testing service

Exams for Distance Learning courses must be submitted to all locations. However, exams for lecture courses may be submitted to as many or as few centers as necessary; although, to minimize wait lines, as broad of a distribution as possible is encouraged.

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From: Instructional Testing Centers <>
Date: Fri, May 31, 2019 at 12:51 PM
Subject: [Full-Time Faculty] Important Information from Instructional Testing Centers

Hello Faculty!

Here is some important information from Instructional Testing Centers (ITC) that will assist you in your use of our services during the Summer 2019 semester.

Hours of Operation and Closures:

Test Transmittal:

An updated version of the Test Transmittal is attached. Please use the online transmittal submission or the updated copy attached.  Testing Centers will not accept old copies of transmittals. 



The last day to receive exams, transmittal forms, and related test materials for the Summer 2019 semester:

  • Friday,  August 2, 2019 at 1:00pm for non-weekend campus Testing Centers (EVC, EGN, HYS, SGC)
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 5:00pm for weekend campus Testing Centers (CYP, NRG, HLC, RRC, RVS, SAC).

Students may do make-up testing during the first three days of intersession before final grades are submitted.

  • Instructors must give the student permission in writing or by email (must be instructor ACC email to student ACC email) for make-up testing. Permission must contain: instructor name, course abbreviation/number, section number, test number and test deadline. Phone calls are not accepted.
  • Submission of a transmittal form is required if not already on file.

SAS Accommodations:

Students whose accommodation is extended time will test in the Testing Centers. Guidelines are attached.


Testing Center Violations:

Violations are recorded in ACC’s conduct software, Maxient. Resolutions and/or sanctions concerning academic dishonesty in the Testing Center must be forwarded to the Director of Testing for documentation purposes. 


Faculty and Student Testing Center procedures are attached for your reference. If you have any questions or concerns regarding an Instructional Testing Center, please contact me at, the Campus Testing Supervisor at your home campus, or the respective Dean of Student Affairs.

Have a great Summer semester!

Holly Delacroix – DeRouen,

Director of Testing

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