Office of Testing & Outcomes Assessment

The Harding University Testing Office provides testing facilities and a testing environment that is convenient, supportive, and conducive to maximizing student performance. Our goal is to assist examinees in achieving their academic, and professional objective. The office offers a  variety of examinations to meet the needs of HU students, faculty, and the surrounding community. We provide information regarding exams for undergraduate admission, credit by examination, professional and graduate school admission, and proctoring services for correspondence exams. We value the opportunity to assist you with your testing needs. "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28
Tina Gould

Tina J. Gould M.B.A., Director of Testing

 

Testing Locations:

Computer Based Exams: Praxis, TOEFL, MAT, and CLEP exams are located in the Testing Office Pryor/Science 114 & Room 207

Paper Based Exams: ACT & SAT will be administered in the McInteer Building

 

Test Schedules

ACT Exam Dates:      SAT Exam Dates:                               
April 18, 2015March 14, 2015
June 13, 2015May 2, 2015
 June 6, 2015

Praxis 2014-15 Schedule

CORE exams offered continuously by appointment
Log in to ETS account of dates/times  
Praxis II & School Leadership Dates below:
Start DateEnd DateExam
March 9, 2015March 21, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership
April 6, 2015April 18, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership
April 27, 2015May 2, 2015Praxis World Language
May 11, 2015May 23, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership
June 15, 2015June 27, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership
July 27, 2015August 1, 2015Praxis World Language
August 10, 2015August 22, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership

CORE & Praxis II computer based exam dates for this semester are now open for the Harding Testing Office. We will be offering morning, afternoon and Saturday testing. Specific testing windows are listed below. When you login and register you will see the various times for exams.Praxis Computer Based Test Dates:

 

GRE - Subject exam only (paper) www.ets.org/gre

September 27, 2014

TOEFL Exam Dates: (computed based) Create an account and login at www.ets.org/toefl

They are offered several times a month. You can also call 501-279-4415 for dates.

Exams Offered Daily by Appointment: Students will call the Testing Office 501-279-4415 to register for these exams. 

CLEP Exams - www.collegeboard.com/clep

MAT (Miller Analogies Exams) - www.milleranalogies.com

COMPASS - www.act.org/compass/student

 

CLEP & AP Exams

Harding University Advanced Placement (AP) Policy

College Board's (AP) Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They provide high school students challenging course work. For more information you can visit the AP College Board website.

Harding University CLEP Policy

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses. Students are able to recieve college credit for demonstrated knowledge in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most CLEP exams allow 90 minutes to test, with the exception is the College Composition exam which is 120 minutes. This exam includes multiple choice and 2 essay portions. Please click on the HU CLEP exam policy above to see the specific CLEP exams that HU awards course credit. For more information regarding CLEP exams, you can visit the official CLEP website.

International Baccalaureate policy (IB):  No credit will be awarded for the SL -subsidiary exams.Students may receive credit for some HL- higher level IB exams not listed in our catalog after consultation with the appropriate department chair.

Praxis Info

Location Notice: We have two locations for Computer-Based Praxis exams

When registering for your exam you will see two centers for Harding University, Center # STN12053A will be given in the Testing Office England/Pryor Science Room 114. We offer private individual booths for examinees. Center # STN12053B is located in  England/Pryor Science Room 207, a computer lab we use on Saturday sessions. Praxis exams will be available in computer-based format during the testing windows each month. We provide morning, afternoon and Saturday testing sessions during testing dates. If you cannot find a seat at HU while registering online with ETS, please call the office and we will assist you scheduling you exam.

Praxis CORE Exams:   

Students take Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined # 5751 as a requirement to enter the College of Education undergraduate program. This exam is offered in computer-based format only. See available testing windows below and more information below.

Test CodeExam Title

5751

 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined
If you do not pass a specific section of your CORE combined exam,
you will be required to re-take that section of the exam, see below:
5712Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading
5722Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing
5732Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
  

Praxis II:

Examinees take Praxis II exams for licensure. The exam required will depend on the  type of license desired, see link below. Praxis II exams are offered in paper-based or computer-based format, dependng on the specific exam. Please use the link below to determine which exam you will need to take.

Overview of Arkansas Testing Requirements

Praxis Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to the ETS - Praxis website
  2. Click Sign in - If you have an existing account, use your username and password to sign in. If you do not already have an account, select “create account” and follow directions on the screen.
  3. Select “Register for a test” and continue on the bottom right. Under "Find your Test" Choose the first option to search by state. This option will display the list of exams accepted by the Arkansas State Department of Education. Select Arkansas from the first drop down box, Arkansas State Dept Education in the second drop down box and search
  4. Select your test(s), scroll to the bottom of the page and continue
  5. Schedule computer test(s) Search by zip code or state and select Harding University from list
  6. Select date on the left side and then available time on right Confirm selected time and date
 **You must bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Your name on your ID must match exactly as listed on your Praxis registration ticket.

Other Exams Available

MAT- Miller Analogies

This exam takes about an hour. The fee is $75.00 payable in cash or check only. We offer this exam daily but you will need an appointment to take the exam.

  • The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.

  • Research by psychologists on human intelligence and reasoning has found performance on analogies to represent one of the best measures of verbal comprehension and analytical thinking.

  • Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.

For more info: Visit the MAT- Miller Analogies website

COMPASS

ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:

  • Evaluate incoming students' skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language
  • Place students in appropriate courses
  • Connect students to the resources they need to achieve academic success

For more info: Visit the ACT-COMPASS website

Exam Fees payable in cash or check:

One subject: $15    Multiple subject: $25

CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses. Students are able to receive college credit for demonstrated knowledge in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most CLEP exams is 90 minutes, with the exception is the College Composition exam which is 120 minutes with multiple choice and 2 essay portions.

For more info: Visit the CLEP website

Harding University provides CLEP exams daily by appointment. There is a $15 administrative fee, payable in cash or check at the time of the exam. There is also a $80 fee (credit/debit card or personal check) payable to CLEP at the time of the exam. If your exam score qualifies you for course credit, there is a $75 recording fee per course with a maximum of $300 to have the credit applied to your transcript. 

Inclement Weather

If you are scheduled for a standardized exam at Harding Testing Office and feel road conditions are unsafe for travel to the Harding University testing location, you should contact testing agencies such as ETS-Praxis, ACT, SAT etc. to inform them of unsafe travel conditions in order to re-schedule your exam. Testing agencies usually require documentation of the weather forecast. The Harding University Testing Office does not re-schedule these standardized exams.

Please call or email us to check the status of the office closings.

Contact Us


Fax: 501-279-4444

Location: Pryor/England Science Room 114

Mailing address:
Harding University
Testing & Outcomes Assessment
Box 12291
Searcy, AR 72149-5615