Our Mission

The Testing Center at Sonoma State University supports the CSU Graduation Initiate and President Sakaki’s goal of improving SSU Student retention and success rates. The SSU Testing Center provides Testing and Proctoring Services to assist the academic, professional advancement and development of both SSU Students, Non-SSU Students, and to the General Public at large.

In order to provide professional standards in Testing services that reflects positively on the University, the Testing Center is committed to the guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). The Testing Center is committed to maintaining professional testing standards and practices, safeguarding confidentiality of student records, and creating an optimal testing environment in accordance with the NCTA professional standards and guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Testing Center at Sonoma State University is to provide a professional testing environment for the campus and external communities that enables test takers to perform at their maximum ability. Foremost to provide Testing and Proctoring Services for SSU Students by assisting them in maintaining the University’s goal of pursuing academic excellence, improving retention and graduation rates.

Vision
The Testing Center envisions the intellectual growth of SSU Students and members of the community outside the formal educational setting of regular course work. Within this framework, the Testing Center strives to provide the following services.

  • Facilitating the testing needs of on-campus and distance-learning students. 
  • Provides a public service by offering computer-based and/or paper-pencil testing services.
  • Provides a facility conducive to a quality testing environment that is clean, comfortable, quiet, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly.
  • Provides outstanding customer service by being friendly, courteous, responsible, informative, accurate and supportive.

Goals
The Testing Center at Sonoma State University seeks to support the student-centered focus of the University by providing both SSU students and residents of the region with quality, professional educational testing services. The Academic Testing Center is committed to providing a knowledgeable, courteous testing staff and a testing atmosphere that is secure, quiet, accommodating, and accessible to all individuals in need of academic and professional testing.

Motto
Testing Minds for the World