Assessments and Testing
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 arent ready to take a GED test, but you are ready to prepare. Kentucky Adult Education can help you get started.
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- be 19 years of age or be withdrawn from school at least 90 days if you are under 19 years of age.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 and testing schedule
GED Computer Testing takes place at OCTCs Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street on M-W-F from 8:30a.m. -4:30 p.m.
First time tests are $120 each. KY offers two (2) discounted re-takes for each subject
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.
Visit GED TESTING SERVICE to register.
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 OCTCs 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 Christi Bowman 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 worlds 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:
- Personal Lines
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 KY Dept. of Insurance or call 502-564-6004.
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 applicants 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.
Sample questions are available at: http://www.act.org/workkeys/assess/sample.html
Online practice tests are available at: http://www.act.org/workkeys/practice
WorkKeys Testing Location and Times -The cost is $45 at registration. Call to register at 270-686-4444.
Every Tuesday 1-4 p.m.
1st Thursday of each month 5 8 p.m.
1st Saturday of each month 9 a.m. noon
WorkKeys Observation Test - The cost is $33 at registration. Call to register at 270-686-4444.
1st Monday of each month 9 a.m.
3rd Friday of each month 1 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 4:30 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 three times per calendar year with a 4-week waiting 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
NOCTIs industrial tests are designed to measure an individuals 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 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.