Learning Support & Testing
The mission of the Learning Support and Testing Office is two-fold since the office serves two primary functions which are not completely inter-related.
The mission of the learning support component is to provide special assistance to students who have deficiencies in the areas of reading, mathematics, and/or English. The students served fall into two categories: (1) they have been required as a condition of enrollment to participate in one or more of the learning support courses, or (2) they have experienced failure and/or have withdrawn from college-level English and math courses and voluntarily placed themselves in a learning support course. Regardless of the category of student, the Learning Support program strives to assist students achieve a level of skill which enables them to compete in the regular academic arena and make progress toward the completion of their educational goals.
The mission of the testing component is to provide departmental, institutional, and national testing opportunities to students and non-students in an atmosphere which enables examinees to perform to the best of their abilities. This atmosphere relies on test administration practices which (1) adhere to nationally recognized professional testing standards and government regulations, (2) maintain the integrity of the testing process by incorporating ethical standards and security measures, and (3) treat all examinees in a professional yet personable manner. The UWG testing office adheres to the Standards and Guidelines of the National College Testing Association.