Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC)

Commons Hall Ground Floor
San Marcos Campus
T: 512.245.2276 F: 512.245.2903

Avery, Room 209
Round Rock Campus
T: 512.756.4020

The Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) is dedicated to supporting students, faculty, and the local community with testing and evaluation related needs. TEMC offices include Testing Lab Services, Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD), Testing Center Round Rock (TCRR), and Scanning Services for faculty. The testing center offers a variety of academic tests, including those listed below, Online proctoring options are available for select test offerings. Please visit our website for additional information.

  1. TSIA Assessment (Texas Success Initiative Assessment)
  2. THEA IBT (Texas Higher Education Assessment - Internet-Based Test)
  3. ATI TEAS (Assessment Technologies Institute  Test of Essential Academic Skills)
  4. CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
  5. ACTFL-OPI (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Oral Proficiency Interview)
  6. NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) Exam
  7. Departmental Examinations-for-Credit
  8. Correspondence Exams
  9. Proctored Exams for other institutions
  10. TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) Occupational Licensing Exams
  11. Scantron exams


Credit may be earned by achieving a sufficient score (as determined by the relevant academic department of Texas State University) on any of several exams and then submitting official score reports to the Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) Transcripts from other colleges or universities may also be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions documenting credits awarded there through examination.

Sufficient scores on the following examinations may be applied for credit:

  1. CLEP (College Level Examination Program),
  2. ACTFL-OPI (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Oral Proficiency Interview)
  3. AP (College Board Advanced Placement Examination Program),
  4. IB (International Baccalaureate Program)
  5. Certain established departmental examinations (administered by TEMC or by the relevant academic department)

Credit established in this manner through the TEMC will be recorded as “credit only” (CR) on the transcript and will not affect the GPA, with the exception of certain CLEP scores. Texas State University recognizes superior scores for CLEP exams in French, German, and Spanish language by awarding letter grades of A or B according to the Credit & Grade Awarding Table (https://www.txstate.edu/temc/services/studentTesing/examsforcrdit/clep/CLEP-MDLGrades.html). Letter grades for the French, German, and Spanish language CLEP exams are optional, and may be recorded as CR at the student’s request.

Evidence of credit by any examination must be evaluated by the TEMC before it can be entered on a transcript. More detailed information on this and other TEMC programs are available at the TEMC website, www.txstate.edu/temc/.

Credit earned by exam satisfies degree requirements in the same way as credit earned by passing courses except that it does not count as credit earned in residence.

Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities

Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD) is the office within TEMC that provides academic testing services (course exams and quizzes) for students who are currently registered with and approved by the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to receive accommodations when testing. Some examples of testing accommodations provided by ATSD include extended time, reduced distraction environment, use of a computer, and use of a reader and/or scribe.

Note that before a student can sign up to take a test at ATSD, the need for testing accommodations must be approved by ODS, and only those accommodations designated by ODS will be provided. ATSD works closely with ODS and the other TEMC offices to provide the most secure, up-to-date, and reduced-distraction testing environment possible to all students registered with ODS.