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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 and institutional standardized exams in conjunction with national test organizations and Indiana University academic departments. Numerous instructional support services are also available.

National Testing

National testing includes undergraduate/graduate admissions exams (ACT, CASA, GRE Subject Tests, Digital LSAT, SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests, and TEAS). Registration information is available on the national testing organization's website (accessible from the BEST website above) or at BEST during regular office hours.

Computer-Based Testing

Computer-based testing, under the auspices of Educational Testing Service and Prometric, is available for the GRE General Test and PRAXIS exams. These exams may be taken by appointment during regular office hours. Unlike paper and pencil exams, there are no national test dates or registration forms. BEST also administers the iBT TOEFL on established national test dates. All computer-based exams require online registration and fee payment made directly to Educational Testing Service. Candidates for all exams should register as far in advance of the desired test date as possible. Testing by appointment is generally offered Monday through Saturday, except university holidays.

Instructional Support Services

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. Proctoring of classroom and distance learning exams is also available.

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