Assessments and Testing

GED Test

Congratulations! You are taking one of the most important steps of your life – earning your GED (General Equivalency Diploma) credential! Millions of people like you have taken GED Tests to get a better job, continue their education, or to feel better about themselves. The GED tests measure your knowledge and academic skills against those of today's traditional high school graduates.

Perhaps you aren’t ready to take a GED test, but you are ready to prepare. Kentucky Adult Education can help you get started.

Eligibility

To take the GED Exam in Kentucky, you must:

  • have a Kentucky address
  • pass the Official GED Practice Test through an approved Kentucky Adult Education center
  • be 19 years of age or be withdrawn from school at least 90 days if you are under 19 years of age. If you cannot wait 90 days, you may request a waiver from your school superintendent.

Location

Testing takes place at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street.

GED Costs

First time tests are $60 each.
Individual sub-tests are $30 per test.
All first-time and repeat test takers must present non-expired, state or federal photo identification on the day of the test. No test taker will be admitted to the testing room without photo identification.

For questions or scheduling, please call the Downtown Campus at (270) 686-4444. Accommodated testing is available for persons with documented disabilities.

GED Computer Testing is available on Mondays/Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visit www.GEDcomputer.com to register. 

CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP, provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of computer exams in undergraduate general education college courses. CLEP testing is offered at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street.

The CLEP is a national program of credit-by-examination sponsored by the College Entrance Board. These examinations may be taken at our assessment center. You may earn a maximum of 45 college credits through general or subject exams. We are a recognized CLEP testing center, so CLEP testing is also available for students from other colleges and universities. Scores may be sent to other institutions for applicable college credit. Please call Jenny Mason at (270) 686-4456 for more information and scheduling.

For a list of available tests, visit CLEP Tests

Pearson VUE Tests

Pearson VUE delivers certification and licensure tests through the world’s largest network of test centers in 175 countries across the world. We are pleased to be able to partner with Pearson VUE to deliver testing services at our Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street, tests include the Nationally Certified (NREMT) EMT & Paramedic exams, Cisco and CompTIA exams for IT professionals, GED computer based testing, American College exams, HVAC & Electrician licensure exams, HITpro, VMware Inc., RMA, (Registered Medical Assistant), and all ICC (International Code Council) exams. For more information and a complete list of exams and to schedule, please go to Pearson VUE Testing.

Kentucky Department of Insurance Agent Licensing

We offer computer-based examinations from the Kentucky Department of Insurance Agent Licensing every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street.  Licensing exams include:

  • Adjuster
  • Casualty
  • Health
  • Life
  • Personal Lines
  • Property

You receive test results upon completion of the exam. All licenses are mailed to new licensees from Kentucky Office of Insurance. All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination(s). A valid, government-issued photo ID is required for testing.

To register for an exam or ask questions, visit the Kentucky Office of Insurance website at www.doi.ppr.ky.gov/kentucky or call 502-564-6004.

WorkKeys

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring real-world skills. It connects work skills, training and testing for education and employers. The WorkKeys assessment supports economic and workforce development programs. WorkKeys includes the following assessments:

• Applied Mathematics – Measures the skills people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems.

• Locating Information – Measures the skills people use when they work with workplace graphics.

• Reading for Information – Measures the skills people use when they read and use written text in order to do a job.

• Applied Technology – Measures the skills people use when they solve problems with machines and equipment found in the workplace.

• Observation – Measures the skills people use when they pay attention to and remember work-related instructions, demonstrations and procedures.

• Teamwork – Measures the skills people use for choosing behaviors that both lead toward the accomplishment of work tasks and support the relationships between team members.

• Listening – Measures the skills that people use when they receive verbal information in the workplace and relay it to another person.

• Writing – Measures the skills individuals use when they write messages that relay workplace information between people.

• Personal Skills Assessment (Web-based) –

1. Performance – Use this prescreening test to measure a job applicant’s tendency toward unsafe behaviors and attitudes toward work.

2. Talent – Use it to predict characteristics such as cooperation, discipline, influence and stability.

3. Fit – Find out job applicants’ interests and values to determine the fit between a candidate and occupations in an organization.

The WorkKeys test is given at the Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street, on Tuesdays from 1 – 4 p.m., the first Thursday evening of the month from 5 – 8 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay in advance.  A valid, government-issued photo ID is required for testing. To schedule an appointment call (270) 686-4444. 

WORKKEYS TEST RESULTS

You can pick up your WorkKeys assessment scores at SkillTrain. SkillTrain is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You must pick up your scores IN PERSON or send someone with WRITTEN PERMISSION. Go to HTTP://www.owensboroworks.com  to make your WorkKeys test available to potential employers.  Employers will not have access to your job application until you do this! Effective January 8, 2008 – there will be a $5 fee for a copy of your WorkKeys scores – so make copies of your original scores when you receive them!

Tuesday Testers Scores available on Thursday after test
Thursday Testers Scores available on Monday after test
Saturday Testers Scores available on Tuesday after test
 

TEAS – Test of Essential Academic Skills

The TEAS assessment is a 170-question, time-limited, multiple choice, proctored assessment designed to test basic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The TEAS assessment may only be taken a maximum of four times with a 12-week wait period between attempts.

No calculators are allowed.

All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay in advance. A valid, government-issued photo ID is required for testing. To schedule an appointment call (270) 686-4444.  The TEAS test is given at the Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street.

NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute

NOCTI’s industrial tests are designed to measure an individual’s knowledge of competencies related specifically to industrial occupations. As with the Experienced Worker tests, these tests are intended for evaluating individuals with a combination of education, training and work experience.

Test Categories:  Industrial Electricity, General Maintenance, Industrial Electronics, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Electricity/Electronics, Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical/Electronics Maintenance, Welding General Industrial/Mechanical.  These tests are given on the computer. 

LaserGrade/PSI

LaserGrade/PSI is the largest United States owned and operated network in North America. They have more than 1,000 computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada, including 30 international sites.

LaserGrade/PSI offers proctored computer-based test administration for professional and occupational licensure and certification examinations.
For more information visit www.LaserGrade.com or call 1-800-211-2754 to schedule a test

ProveIt!  KenexaMore than 800 validated assessments that help employers make better hiring decisions and assess the training needs of their workforce.  Hundreds of tests for clerical, software, industrial, health care, financial and technical job classifications.

Other Employment AssessmentsThese assessments are given at the Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street.  Contact Jenny Mason at (270) 686-4456 to schedule an appointment.

     Bennett Mechanical - Mechanical Aptitude

     DAT - Abstract/Mechanical/Space Relations

     ElecTest - Measures electrical knowledge for electrical maintenance jobs

     GATB - 12 test measuring 9 aptitudes

     VALPAR - Whole Body Range of Motion – Assesses whole body range of motion, agility and stamina through gross body movements of the trunk, arms, hands, legs and fingers.