Rawls Testing Center - Student Guide
Lockers are available for you to secure personal belongings not authorized in the Rawls Testing Center. Please note: The Rawls Testing Center will not hold personal belongings for any reason. All belongings need to be secured prior to the check-in process. Again, lockers are available for your convenience and you are not required to use the locker room to store your belongings. Other alternatives include/but are not limited to leaving your belongings at home, in your vehicle, or with a friend. All lockers are cleaned out at the end of the day and any belongings left behind will be sent to lost and found (Support Services - Room 107).
- Location - The locker room is located down the hall from NW104. This is directly down the hall from the Rawls Testing Center.
- Cost - Lockers are available free of charge for students taking a test, but do require a token that you must receive from the front desk in the Rawls Testing Center.
- Usage - To use the locker system, you will acquire a token from the Rawls Testing Center. Easy to follow instructions are located on the locker. Lockers are one-time use and once opened, you will be required to insert another token.
- View our locker room tutorial here.
- Identification - You are required to have a vaild TTU student ID to gain entry into the Rawls Testing Center.
- Exam Verification - Upon entry, you will be asked to identify what test you are taking. You must identify the exam by either clearly stating the course prefix, course name, and/or professor name. Simply, stating Exam 1 or Marketing Exam will not suffice. If you are unable to properly identify the test you are there for, you will be asked to leave so that you can gather the information.
- Material Verification - All materials brought into the Rawls Testing Center will be verified when checking in. This means all notecards, note sheets, and other test related materials will be physically examined by our staff.
- Seating - Once the check-in process has been completed, a seat will be assigned to you by a Proctor. Remember, seating is available on a first come, first serve basis, so please plan accordingly.
Allowed testing materials are at the discretion of the course professor. You can verify allowed testing materials prior to your test by visiting the "Test Schedule Lookup" page here.
- 3x5 Note Card
- 5x8 Note Card
- 8.5x11 Note Sheet
- Handouts - All handouts are provided to us by the professor. If you are required to have a handout for a test, it will be provided to you during check-in.
- Calculators - Calculators are provided by the Rawls Testing Center. If allowed the use of a calculator on your test, you will be provided with one during the check-in process. Do not bring your own calculator to the testing center. You will not be allowed to use it!
- Scratch Paper - All scratch paper is provided by the Rawls Testing Center. You will be provided scratch paper as part of your approved list of items at the time of check-in. You may ask for a new sheet of scratch paper during the testing session, but the first sheet will be collected before you are provided a new sheet. Once the used sheet is turned in, it cannot be returned to you. There are no exceptions to this rule!
Please be quiet and courteous at all times while in the Rawls Testing Center. Disruptive students will be asked to leave.
All tests in the Rawls Testing Center are administered via Blackboard only. You will need to know your eRaider login information in order to access your tests on Blackboard at the testing center. The Rawls Testing Center does not have access to your login and password information so please make sure you know this information before arriving! You may only use your own eRaider account when taking a test – Proctors will monitor you as you log on to Blackboard. You are advised to check your ability to login to Blackboard before coming to the testing center on the day of your test.
Proctors move around the room during a test to monitor student progress, ensure that no unauthorized materials are present, and to ensure academic integrity is upheld. They are able to answer basic Blackboard log-in questions and provide support to students during their test session in the Rawls Testing Center.
- Scratch Paper
All scratch paper is provided by the Rawls Testing Center. You will be provided scratch paper as part of your approved list of items at the time of check-in. You may ask for a new sheet of scratch paper during the testing session, but the first sheet will be collected before you are provided a new sheet. Once the used sheet is turned in, it cannot be returned to you. There are no exceptions to this rule!
- Test Selection
Before starting the test please take the time to verify you are selecting the correct course and test in Blackboard. While unlikely, it is possible to start the wrong test, if you are in a hurry and have multiple course tests available. Take the time to verify.
- Test Review
You may not review any test material while inside the Rawls Testing Center. Any questions you have regarding your test will need to be directed to your professor, after you have completed the test.
The Rawls Testing Center is open Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm. It closes promptly at this time and all tests must conclude at that time. The testing center is also closed during certain holidays and school events. For a complete schedule of closures, click here
You may not use the bathroom while testing. You are advised to use the bathroom prior to entering the Rawls Testing Center.
Students who are ill are encouraged not to come to the Rawls Testing Center. If you do come to the testing center and are visibly ill, bleeding, or pose a general health concern to others, Rawls Testing Center Management reserves the right to deny entry and will contact your professor.
- Cell Phones
The use of cell phones in the testing center is strictly prohibited. Cell phones should NOT be brought into the Rawls Testing Center.
If you are caught with a cell phone or smart watch in the Rawls Testing Center, you will be immediately escorted from the testing center and your test submitted as is. We will notify your professor via email of the incident.
If a cell phone or smart watch which was concealed causes a disturbance in the Rawls Testing Center by ringing, vibrating, dinging, etc., you will immediately be escorted from the testing center and your test submitted as is. We will notify your professor via email of the incident.
- Technical Issues
Immediately inform a proctor if you experience any technical issues while testing. If you don't inform us, it didn't happen! Once you have informed us, please wait patiently for us to diagnose the issue. Most issues are able to be resolved quickly.
If technical issues are affecting multiple users in the Rawls Testing Center, often followed by multiple hands being raised, this is likely a wide spread issue affecting everyone. Rawls Testing Center Management will send out a user wide messages to all computers with information as it becomes available.
You should remain calm and quiet, and follow all instructions received. Do not attempt to talk to other students or look at their computers. Professors will be informed via email about any technical issues. It is advised to write down answers on scratch paper if you have it.
- Completing a test - When you have completed your test, please submit it, quietly exit the testing area, and proceed to the Check-Out desk.
- Identification - To exit the Rawls Testing Center you are required to present your student ID to testing center staff. Your ID is scanned in order to complete and document your test session.
- Testing Materials Collection - All test materials are collected and verified by testing center staff as the final step in the check-out process.
Finals Week Hours of Operation
- The Rawls Testing Center will be open 8:00am to 5:00pm from July 5th - 6th (Summer I), and August 8th - 9th (Summer II).
- NOTE: Please check your exam dates and times. Not all exams are open the entire day. When planning your time to come in, please note we have 68 seats, so check our site and the digital signage in the building for our current stats. A majority of students will take their exam within the last 2-3 hours of its availability, which is not advisable, so plan accordingly and expect the hours leading up to closing times to be busy.
Before Coming In
- Verify your exam dates/times. To verify your exam dates/time/materials visit the Test Lookup page.
- Know your eRaider ID and password. It is strongly suggested that you login prior to coming in and make sure your password has not expired!
- Bring your valid student ID.
- Know what exam you are taking. You will be asked to verify information for your exam such as course prefix, exam name, and professor.
- Please remember to talk quietly in the lobby when you are checking in and checking out of the Rawls Testing Center. There is absolutely no talking once you have entered the testing center area.
- Please use the Locker Room or leave personal belongings in your vehicle.
- Remember, the Rawls Testing Center provides all calculators, pencils, and scratch paper and you are not allowed to use your own.
While in the Rawls Testing Center
- No cellphones or smart watches are allowed.
- If you use or we hear your cell phone, you will be removed from the Rawls Testing Center.
- Hats must be worn backwards.
- If you need extra paper, raise your hand and a proctor will swap out your used sheet for a clean sheet.
- When done, promptly exit the Testing Center to free up the seat for the next student.