Assessments and Testing

GED Test

Congratulations! You are taking one of the most important steps of your life-earning your GED (General Education Diploma) credential!  Millions of people like you have taken the GED test to get a better job, continue their education, or to feel better about themselves. The GED test measures your knowledge and academic skills against those of today’s traditional high school graduates. It is comprised of four individual sections:  Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics.

Perhaps you aren’t ready to take the 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 GED Ready Test for each of the four GED sections, done through an approved Kentucky Adult Education center
  •  be 19 years of age or, if you are under 19 years of age, be withdrawn from school for at least 90 days. If you cannot wait 90 days, you may request a waiver from your school superintendent.

Location and Testing Schedule

The GED test sections are administered on computer at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  They are given on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification.

GED Costs

First time tests are $120 each.  Kentucky offers two (2) discounted re-takes for each subject area.

General Information

For general questions or to start the process of obtaining your GED, call SkillTrain at OCTC’s Downtown Campus at (270) 686-4454.  Accommodated testing is available for persons with documented disabilities.

Visit GED TESTING SERVICE 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.  It is a national program of credit-by-examination sponsored by the College Entrance Board.

CLEP testing is offered at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  You may earn a maximum of 45 college credits through general or specific subject exams.  We are a recognized CLEP testing center, so we also administer CLEP exams to students from other colleges and universities.  Therefore scores may be sent to other institutions for applicable college credit.  For more information and for scheduling, please contact Christi Bowman at (270) 686-4456.

For a list of available tests, visit CLEP tests.

Pearson VUE Tests

Pearson VUE delivers certification and licensure exams through the world’s largest network of testing 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, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  Tests include: the Nationally Certified (NREMT) EMT and Paramedic exams; Cisco and CompTIA exams for IT professionals; GED computer-based testing; American College exams; VMware Inc.; RMA (Registered Medical Assistant); and all ICC (International Code Council) exams, including HVAC and Electrician licensure exams.

For more information, 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 at our Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  These tests are administered on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. as well as Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Licensing exams include:

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

All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination(s).  To register for an exam, visit the Kentucky Department of Insurance website at KY Dept. of Insurance or call (502) 564-6004.

When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification.

You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  All licenses are mailed to new licensees from the Kentucky Department of Insurance.

WorkKeys

The WorkKeys test is a multifaceted web-based job skills assessment system measuring real-world skills.  It connects work skills, training, and testing for education and employers.

The WorkKeys test can include the following assessment sections:

  • 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 perform a job.
  •  Applied Technology measures the skills people use when they solve problems with machines and equipment found in the workplace.
  •  Personal Skills Assessment:
  •   Performance-use this prescreening test to measure a job applicant’s tendency toward unsafe behaviors and attitudes toward work.
  •  Talent-use this test to predict characteristics such as cooperation, discipline, influence, and stability.
  •  Fit-find out job applicants’ interests and values to determine the fit between a candidate and occupations within an organization.

Sample questions for these assessment sections are available at http://www.act.org/workkeys.

Location, Testing Schedule, and General Information

The WorkKeys examination is administered on computer at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  It is given every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay the examination fee of $45 at least a day in advance.  To schedule a WorkKeys test, call (270) 686-4444.

When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification.

You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  The first copy of your score report is free.  However, if you lose these results and we have to retrieve them from the WorkKeys database at a later date, there will be a $5 charge for this service.

WorkKeys Workplace Observation Examination

The Workplace Observation is a special separate section of the WorkKeys that measures the skills people use when they pay attention to and remember work-related instructions, demonstrations, and procedures.  It is administered at the same time as the other WorkKeys sections: every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  As with the basic WorkKeys, all applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay the examination fee of $33 at least a day in advance.  To schedule a Workplace Observation test, call (270) 686-4444.

When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification.

You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  The first copy of your score report is free.  However, if you lose these results and we have to retrieve them from the WorkKeys database at a later date, there will be a $5 charge for this service.

TEAS-Test of Essential Academic Skills

The TEAS exam tests basic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English language usage.

The TEAS examination is administered on computer at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay the examination fee of $65 at least a day in advance.  To schedule a TEAS test, call (270) 686-4444.

The TEAS can only be taken a maximum of three (3) times per calendar year, with a four (4) week waiting period between attempts.

You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  These results are for your information only; the nursing department will also receive a copy of your results, so you do not need to provide them with your score report.

Visit the TEAS Test Guide for more information.

NOCTI-National Occupational Competency Testing Institute

NOCTI industrial tests are web-based examinations designed to measure an individual’s knowledge of competencies related specifically to industrial occupations.  These tests are intended for evaluating individuals with a combination of education, training, and work experience.

NOCTI exams include:

  • ·         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

For more information and for scheduling, please contact Christi Bowman at (270) 686-4456.

LaserGrade/PSI

LaserGrade/PSI is the largest nationally owned and operated network in North America.  They have more than 1,000 testing centers across the United States and Canada, including 30 international sites.  They offer proctored, computer-based test administration for professional and occupational licensure and certification examinations.

For more information or to schedule a test, visit www.LaserGrade.com or call 1-800-211-2754.