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Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin

IU Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing (BEST)

Evaluation Services and Testing (BEST)
Eigenmann Hall 324 (3rd Floor, West Wing)
Telephone (812) 855-1595
Computer-Based Test Registration (812) 856-0684
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.; weekend and evening testing by appointment.

Indiana University Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing (BEST), a unit of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, administers a wide variety of national, institutional, and computer-based standardized exams in conjunction with national test organizations and Indiana University academic departments. Numerous instructional support services are also available to faculty.

National Testing

National testing includes undergraduate/graduate admissions exams (ACT, CASA, GRE Subject Tests, LSAT, SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests, and TEAS), as well as professional licensure and certification exams (CHES, MPRE, and Optometry National Boards). Registration information is available at BEST during regular office hours. Information on the following exams may be obtained by visiting the office indicated: LSAT and MCAT (Health Professions/Prelaw Information Center, Maxwell Hall 010), and MPRE (Law School Dean of Students Office, Law Building 024).

Computer-Based Testing

Computer-based testing, under the auspices of Educational Testing Service and Prometric, is available for selected graduate/professional admissions and professional licensure exams. The GRE General Test and PRAXIS Series Exams can be taken by appointment during regular office hours. Unlike paper and pencil exams, there are no national test dates or registration forms. Registration information and fee payment are collected during the appointment process. BEST also administers the computer-based MCAT and iBT TOEFL on established national test dates. These exams require online registration and fee payment made directly to the appropriate national testing organization. Candidates for all computer-based exams should make appointments as far in advance of the desired test date as possible. Testing by appointment is generally offered Monday through Friday, except university holidays. Testing on other days may be offered as needed.

Additionally, BEST supports the academic mission of Indiana University through scoring and analyzing classroom tests, offering web-based assessment services for faculty, administering a student rating system of teaching and instruction, and consulting with faculty on survey development and assessment issues.

Those wishing to learn more about BEST and its services are invited to view the web site above and/or to call the office for assistance.