Placement Testing, Assessment, & Proctored Exams | MCC

Placement Testing, Assessment, & Proctored Exams

In Fall 2001, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education mandated placement assessment completion before admission into any state college. The purpose of this mandate was to better ensure student success in college through appropriate placement in basic academic skills courses (reading, writing, and mathematics).

All students planning to attend Madisonville Community College are required to take the TABE and KYOTE assessment unless ACT scores exempt them.

Minimum ACT Scores Required:

  • English 18
  • Reading 20
  • Math 19

The ACT is a national test covering English, reading, math, and science with an optional writing component. To register online and find information about cost and testing sites visit:

TABE and KYOTE Assessments

The TABE and KYOTE assessments are computerized assessments covering reading, writing and math. Students may take the full assessment or any individual section in reading, writing or math.

Time Needed to Test:

  • TABE: 60 minuntes per section for Reading and English
  • KYOTE: untimed test
    • Average testing time is 60 minutes

Cost for TABE and KYOTE Testing:

  • First attempt is free.
  • Additional attempts within four years are $10 per test section or $20 for the entire exam.

To register for the TABE and/or KYOTE please scedule online using RegisterBlast or contact the MCC Assessment Center at 270.824.1703.

Proctored Exams

Proctored exams are examinations taken under the supervision of a proctor who verifies picture identification & monitors the exam period.

You may schedule your KCTCS proctored exam online using RegisterBlast or contacting us directly. 

Appointment scheduling is available up to 90 days in advance. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with this process. 

For more information please contact;

Casey Young
Assessment Center Manager
Phone: 270.824.1701