Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC)

Commons Hall Ground Floor                                                                  Avery, Room 456
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas                                            Texas State Round Rock Campus
T: 512.245.2276 F: 512.245.2903                                                           T: 512.756.4020
www.txstate.edu/temc                                                                           rr-testing@txstate.edu

The Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) is dedicated to supporting students, faculty, and the local community with testing and evaluation related needs. Services include Testing Lab services, Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD), and scanning services for faculty. The testing center offers a variety of academic tests, including:

  1. TSI 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. PUG (Punctuation, Usage and Grammar)
  5. CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
  6. DSST exams (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
  7. ACTFL-OPI (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Oral Proficiency Interview)
  8. NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) Exam
  9. Peregrine Healthcare Administration Exam
  10. CPCE (Counselor Preparation Comp Examination)
  11. Departmental Examinations-for-Credit
  12. Correspondence Exams
  13. Proctored Exams for other institutions

Note: Texas State University does not generally accept DSST exams for credit (with the possible exception of the Applied Arts and Sciences program in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies.)


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 submitting official score reports to the Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC), or by submitting a transcript from another college or university 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. AP (College Board Advanced Placement Examination Program),
  3. IB (International Baccalaureate Program), and
  4. certain established departmental examinations (administered by TEMC or by the relevant academic department)

Credit established in this manner through TEMC will be recorded as “credit only” (CR) on the transcript and will not affect the GPA, except that 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 ( http://gato-docs.its.txstate.edu/jcr:66a642e2-d487-41c4-b3d2-c798d1c004bd/ltrgrds.clep.modlang.pdf). 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 TEMC before it can be entered on a transcript. More detailed materials 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 does 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 parts of TEMC to provide the most secure, up-to-date, and reduced-distraction testing environment possible to all students registered with ODS.