Testing Services - Longview

About testing in Longview:

The Kilgore College-Longview Testing Center provides comprehensive testing services and a secure testing environment for students, faculty, staff and administration.

The Longview Testing Center administers GED tests, TSI tests and instructional tests. The Testing Center is also available for students and community members to have tests proctored while taking on-line or correspondence courses from other colleges or universities. Scheduling for these tests must be done on an individual basis. A $30 proctoring fee per exam for this service must be paid by cash, credit card or money order.  For more information, contact the Longview Testing Center Manager at (903) 236-2051 or by e-mail at dwilson@kilgore.edu or longviewtesting@kilgore.edu.


Testing Center Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (no tests administered on Fridays)
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Link & Required Information:

E-Mail Link: Longviewtesting@kilgore.edu

Your e-mail must include the following:

  1. Your name and phone number
  2. Date & time of appointment request
  3. Instructor’s first and last name
  4. Course (i.e.: ENGL, HIST)
  5. Course ID (i.e.: 1314, 2330)

Instructional testing at KC-Longview is offered:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at 4:30, 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., Noon, 4:30, 5 and 7 p.m.

KC-Longview Request for Instructional Testing Form (pdf)
(for instructor use only)


Location:

300 South High Street
Longview, Texas 75601
KC-Longview Hendrix Building, Room 210


Policies and procedures for all tests:

  • Testing appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • A current, valid photo ID must be presented at each visit to the Longview Testing Center.
  • Be on time for scheduled appointment. No student will be permitted into the KC-Longview Testing Center after the scheduled time.
  • Food, drinks, gum, candy and tobacco products are not permitted in the KC-Longview Testing Center.
  • Children are not allowed in the Testing Center. They are not to be left unattended outside the Testing Center or campus police will be contacted.

Testing Center - Longview

TSI Testing for Course Placement (Required)

As mandated by the Texas state legislature, prior to enrolling in any college-level credit-hour courses, all first time in college students must be assessed in the basic skill areas of reading, writing and math unless otherwise exempt.

Requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI):

The requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) are the result of a clearly established need for students to gain a higher level of academic preparation in order to enhance their chances of collegiate success. Required by Texas Education Code 51.306, TSI went into effect in the fall semester of 2003. Its provisions include basic skills testing, advisement, and mandatory remediation (when test scores so indicate) as indicated by the local college plan. (See TSI Exemptions below.)

Exemptions:

View a list of TSI exemptions.

TSI Testing

TSI Assessment:

The TSI Assessment is the new state placement exam which assesses a student’s skill in the academic areas of math, reading and writing for college-readiness. Students must complete the application for admission at least 48 hours prior to scheduling a testing appointment. The test is untimed but will range from 1-5 hours to complete. Students are required to complete a pre-assessment activity prior to testing and must provide proof of such activity upon arrival to test. The cost of the entire exam is $40 and $20 for a part of the exam.


You are ready to schedule your testing appointment if you have:

  • Submitted an admissions application
  • Submitted transcripts to Registrar's Office
  • Completed the PAA (Pre-Assessment Activity)
  • Checked AccessKC to determine your TSI status and to obtain your KC student ID number.

If you have completed the steps listed above, you ARE NOW READY to contact the testing center to schedule your exam.

If you have not completed all steps listed above, you are NOT READY to schedule your testing appointment.


Remember that you must:

  • Pay the testing fee to the Cashier's Office and bring your receipt on test day.
  • Print a copy of the Pre-Assessment Activity certification and bring with you on test day.
  • Provide a valid photo ID and your KC ID student ID number on test day. 

TSI Sample Question Guide (pdf)

KC TSI Pre-Assessment Activity

TSI Information Brochure

Interpreting Your TSI Score

TSI Study App


Times the TSI Test is offered at KC-Longview:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Additional testing times added to regular testing schedule for Fall 2017 Registration: 

  •  Monday, Aug. 14, through Thursday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
TSI Pre-Assessment Activity

Students must complete the pre-assessment activities, print out the certificate at the end and bring the certificate with them when they come to take the TSI test.

Instructions for completing the TSI Pre-Assessment Activities:

  • Visit this link to complete the pre-assessment activities
  • Complete the pre-assessment activities
  • Print out the certificate
  • Bring the certificate to the Testing Center on your testing date.
Online GED Test

Candidates can complete the GED test on computer by taking the CBT option. Candidates may obtain the testing schedule for the Longview testing center and register by phone by calling Pearson at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433) or online at www.gedtestingservice.com.

Instructional Testing

Instructional testing at KC-Longview is offered:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at 4:30, 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., Noon, 4:30, 5 and 7 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: Call (903) 236-2051 at least 24 hours in advance.


When calling to schedule an Instructional testing appointment, students MUST know:

  • Instructor's name
  • Course name
  • Course and section numbers, or no test will be scheduled
Exam Proctoring

This service is for non-Kilgore College students.

E-mail Dawn Wilson at dwilson@kilgore.edu to schedule a time for your exam to be proctored.

  • Payment must be made by cash, credit card or money order.
Testing Center on the Kilgore Campus

There is also a testing center on the Kilgore Campus.  Visit the Kilgore Testing Center.

For information about Testing Services in Longview:

Testing Services - Longview Campus
Phone:
(903) 236-2051
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 210
Fax:
(903) 753-3372