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Assessment & Testing Center

Ashby Hall Basement LB7

The Assessment & Testing Center at JMU (formerly known as the Ashby Lab) is located in the basement of the Ashby Residence Hall. It can be accessed through a small entry door on the ground floor to the right of the main hall steps. The lab provides 100 computer workstations separated into private cubicles and a proctor staff for the administering and monitoring of computer-based tests.


Students needing to take University, department, or course-required assessments such as the MREST can come in during normal hours without an appointment.

Faculty members with limited class time (i.e. online courses, limited-credit courses, etc) may request exams be proctored by the lab staff by sending testing instructions, valid date, and rosters. Please note that tests must be delivered through Blackboard, Canvas or Respondus. Paper tests cannot be administered as we do not have the means to deliver completed exams to faculty.

If you need additional assistance, please contact testingcenter@jmu.edu.

Please note: Any communication made after 5pm Friday will be responded to the next business day.

Praxis Inquiries: Please contact Rebecca Davis at (540) 568-6274

Fall 2014 Hours

Walk-Ins Welcome!

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location & Contact

Images of the Testing Center




Reserving the Lab



Student Info

Available Tests



The last day for walk-in testing, INCLUDING MREST will be Friday December 5. The testing center will be closed to walk-ins during exam week.

Closed For Thanksgiving Break

The Testing Center will be closed from 5pm Friday November 21 to 9am Monday December 1.