Testing Center

The Testing And Proctoring Center at IU South Bend is in Wiekamp 1205. (campus map

Rick Dennie - (574) 520-4164
Hours: vary (by appointment only)

Students from our campus and elsewhere may take:

If you have questions, please contact the Testing and Proctoring Center: tpciusb@iusb.edu

Placement Exams

Most students are required to take both the Math and English placement exams. Placement exams are used to place new students into the appropriate math and English composition courses, according to their skill level. The English exam is administered on campus and the math exam is administered online. More information about placement exams can be found on IU South Bend's placement exams website.

Exam Proctoring for Online Courses

At this time we are only able to proctor exams for IU students taking online courses from an IU campus (this included courses taken through Indiana High School).  We are unable to proctor exams for students not enrolled at IU and taking courses from other colleges or universities.  We hope to offer this service in the future.

If you are an IU South Bend or IU student taking an IU online course, please contact the Testing & Proctoring Center (tpciusb@iusb.edu) to schedule an appointment.  AT LEAST 48 business hours (2 days) advance notice is requested when scheduling exams, more if at all possible.  The Testing & Proctoring Center is used by many departments and testing dates may be restricted.

Tests may be scheduled during normal business hours but appointments are not firm until you have received a confirmation from the Testing and Proctoring Center. In many IU South Bend courses, testing times have been pre-established. Be sure to check emails from your instructor regarding instructions for the test, so you know the available days/times, as well as what materials can or cannot be used during the test.

Please make sure to schedule your exam with enough time to complete it by closing time (usually 5pm.) ie: If you have a two hour exam, make sure to start it by 3pm. 

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) Exam

Exam Dates 2017-18:
Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018

All exams are from 12:00p - 5:00p in Wiekamp Hall, room 1205 on the IU South Bend campus (click here for directions).

About the Exam:
A customized educator licensure assessment, CASA is designed to measure an individual’s knowledge and skills related to the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) Indiana Educator Standards. 

CASA includes three subtests:

  • CASA—Reading
  • CASA—Mathematics
  • CASA—Writing

The Academic Centers for Excellence offers workshops, resources, and tutoring to help students prepare for CASA

You may register to take each subtest independently or you may register to take all three subtests in one test session.  More information on these subtests can be found in the Indiana CORE Assessments website.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS if you would like to take any of the subtests or all three subtests.  Remember, YOU MUST REGISTER AT BOTH the Indiana CORE Registration website to pay for the CASA registration fee AND to pay for the IUSB testing and proctoring sitting fee. 

We do not accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  You must register and pay at the Indiana CORE website AND the IU South Bend sitting fee site NO LATER than THREE (3) days before the exam.  These are two separate sites for registration AND processing of exam fees.

  1. Go to the Indiana CORE Assessment Registration website.  

  2. If you do not have an account, create one at the site. 

  3. If you already have an account, log in and enter your password.

  4. Choose which CASA exam(s) you would like to take and pay for the registration fee for each exam.  Additional fees may apply. 

  5. After you have chosen the CASA exam and paid for the registration fee, pay for your sitting fee to take the exam at Indiana University South Bend’s Testing and Proctoring Center.  Please note, our system only accepts credit cards at the moment, no bank checks.  There are no refunds for cancellations or no-shows. 

  6. Click here to register and pay for the IUSB sitting fee.  Below is the schedule of payments:
    • CASA – Reading Subtest (75 minutes) : $21.00

    • CASA – Mathematics Subtest (75 minutes) : $21.00

    • CASA – Writing Subtest (105 minutes) : $21.00

    • CASA – Combined Test for Reading, Math and Writing (4 hours and 15 minutes) : $31.00

Note:  Payment of fees will not be accepted onsite at day of exam. If you have questions, please call the IU Conferences office at 800-933-9330.

Please arrive about 30 minutes before the scheduled exam to give yourself ample time for the check-in process such as verification of personal identification, leaving your personal belongings in lockers, etc.

Make sure to bring your photo ID.