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This page contains information for GTCC faculty regarding course testing including mid-terms and finals within the Assessment Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Faculty Testing Instruction Form [PDF]

This is the only accepted version of the Faculty Testing Instruction Form that will be accepted.

  1. It can be used for DAS and non DAS students. 
  2. Must be submitted 48 hours before the test’s start date and time. This time restriction helps to ensure DAS students testing on the Jamestown Campus have adequate time to make their required appointment. DAS students are required to schedule their testing appointment at least 24 hours in advance due to the limited availability of distraction reduced rooms. The times are necessary as we want to ensure every student receives the accommodations that they are allowed.
  3. Do not include extended time calculations on the Testing Instruction form as our software automatically matches students and their accommodations.
  4. Do not use phrasing of “unlimited” or “not timed”. For time calculations enter the actual time that is allowed to students taking the test in your classroom.

  1. The Assessment Center can accommodate any student who is unable to test in the classroom because of an accident, illness or other excused absence from class. Students who are contagious are not to test in the Assessment Center until they are no longer contagious (for example, chicken pox or strep throat).
  2. The Assessment Center cannot accommodate entire classes, including final exams unless the class is an alternate delivery course (i.e. distance learning or the web enhanced). Seating within the Assessment Center is limited and during busy times, students may have to wait for an available desk or computer station.

The Assessment Center is unable to accommodate out of class assignments tests.

Should any of your students have a letter of accommodation and the accommodations apply to testing environments regarding tests those test should be handled in the following manner:

  1. All tests for students requesting accommodations need to be forwarded to the Assessment Center. The test and the testing instruction form can be emailed to testingcenter@gtcc.edu, or dropped off at the Assessment Center’s front desk. Tests should be dropped off at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the test. Download: Faculty Testing Instruction Form. Dropping the form off 24 hours in advance gives the Assessment Center staff enough time to identify and correct any errors before the student arrives to test.
  2. DAS students must use RegisterBlast to schedule their testing appointment. Students must request a test appointment at least 24 hours prior to the desired test date/time.

A. A student who has used RegisterBlast before will go to RegisterBlast and enter their log in information and click the green Sign In button. Proceed to Exam Registration.

B. A student who has NEVER used RegisterBlast before will go to RegisterBlast and click Reset your password button. When prompted they will enter their GTCC email address and click the green Request Password Reset button. The student then goes to their GTCC email to and open the verification email from RegisterBlast and create their account.  After signing into RegisterBlast, proceed to Exam Registration.

Exam Registration

  1. Student will choose campus on which to test. (The majority of students will select Jamestown.)
  2. Student will choose length of exam closest to the time allowed in class for test. (DO NOT add extended time.)
  3. The exam description identifies who should be using this test request and who should be using a different link.
  4. Student accommodations will be displayed. If there is an error please contact the Assessment Center and/or DAS for corrections.
  5. Student chooses the date they want to test.
  6. Student chooses the time they want to test.
  7. Student is prompted to enter name and email address.
  8. Student agrees to Assessment Center Policies.
  9. Student enters instructor’s name.
  10. Student enter name of course for which they are testing.
  11. Student clicks green ADD TO CART button.
  12. Student must click green COMPLETE REGISTRATION to schedule test.
  13. Student will receive email confirmation of the scheduled test appointment
  14. Student will receive email reminder 24 hours before the scheduled test appointment.

  1. Students must present a photo id in order to test. Students arriving at the Assessment Center without a valid photo id will not be allowed to test.
  2. Please inform students that they will need to tell the Assessment Center staff the following information: Instructor’s name; the course number; if it is a distance learning course; and the test name or number or the chapters that the test covers. This is necessary as some instructors teach 2-3 different courses and we want to ensure the student is provided with the correct test.
Please ensure students are aware of materials that they may access during the test. For example, if the faculty instruction form identifies that a scantron is needed, the student must provide it. If the use of a calculator is noted then the student is responsible to ensuring the calculator they bring with them is of the correct type. If a notation is made that 2 3X5 index cards can be used then a sheet of paper filled with notes is not appropriate and will not be allowed.

The Jamestown Assessment Center will open 9:00 am-1:00 pm on the following Saturdays:

  • February 29
  • March 21
  • April 25
  • May 2

Staff in the Assessment Center will not accept any materials from students that are not directly related to the test the student is taking.

Students need to have the following with them when they arrive at the Assessment Center

  1. A valid photo ID. (A copy of ID on student’s phone is not acceptable.)
  2. Students should know the name of the instructor for whom they are testing.
  3. Students should know the name of the student’s course for which they are testing.
  4. If the test is online students should have their login information written down, not on their phone, when they arrive at the Assessment Center.

Students should be aware if they need to bring any of the following with them to the Assessment Center.

  1. Scantron (The Assessment Center does not furnish this item.)
  2. Calculator (The Assessment Center does not have calculators to loan out.) If a calculator is allowed, please ensure you bring the one specified by your instructor,
  3. Notes (If yes, know the specifics; half sheet of paper, three 4X6 cards, etc.)