PEARSON VUE TEST CENTER
Marion Technical College’s new Pearson VUE Test Center provides testing services to customers seeking licensure, certification, academic admissions, and regulatory credentials. This is one of only approximately 5,100 Pearson VUE centers in the world. Many students seeking information technology, health and medicine, financial services, and academic credentials are able to earn licensure/certification through Pearson VUE. Also, this center serves as Marion Technical College’s GED Test Center.
Pearson VUE provides more flexibility in testing and drastically shortens the time between registration and testing. Test registration and scheduling takes place online through the Pearson VUE or its partners. Most Pearson VUE exams provide unofficial results instantly, reducing the stress and anxiety of waiting days or even weeks before receiving results.
Learn more about the assessment used to certify teacher’s assistants.
The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing and basic math competencies of practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, the ParaPro Assessment can be used to certify teacher’s aides and assistants in the instruction of these subjects to school children. Marion Technical College is the official ParaPro Assessment center for Marion County. For more information about the ParaPro Assessment or to schedule an appointment to take the assessment, please contact the Student Sevices office at (352) 671-4134.
Marion Technical College offers the GED test on the computer! Sign-up online is easy and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Join the revolution, and earn your high school diploma using the GED test on computer.
- Test at your pace – You no longer have to wait for the allotted time to expire on each section before starting the next section.
- Same-day Results – Scores will be returned from the test within 3 hours of completion of each test module.
- Easy registration – Register for the GED test using an online connection at your convenience, anytime, any day of the week.
Since the 2014 Series GED test is computer-based, this allows us to test almost every day that MTC is open! To check available dates and register for the 2014 Series GED Test, visit MyGED at www.ged.com. You may also register by calling 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please note that a credit or debit card is required to register. MTC does not process any payments for this examination. Also, it is not possible to register for a same-day exam at MTC, but in most cases next-day registration is possible.
Any person 16 or 17 years of age desiring to register for the GED exam must be screened for eligibility and must have all appropriate paperwork prior to the GED registration, including TABE and Practice GED scores that meet Marion County guidelines, on file.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID/DRIVER’S LICENSE TO TAKE THE EXAM. IF YOUR IDENTIFICATION DOES NOT HAVE A FLORIDA ADDRESS LISTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION.
** Testing Dates are subject to change based on District Wide Schedule**
Test of Adult Basic Education is the official academic assessment tool used by Marion Technical College.
Marion Technical College requires all incoming students for the Adult General Education and most students in Career and Technical programs to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment. This assessment measure the reading, language, and mathematics abilities of students using a grade level equivalency scale. The TABE is a nationally recognized assessment of those abilities and provides results which are not only measurable, but a detailed account of academic deficiencies to accurately focus remediation resources towards areas of need.
Adult General Education Program
In the area of Adult General Education, which include General Education Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs, the TABE is used as an initial assessment of skills to assist staff in determining the starting point for each student to achieve his/her goal of earning a high school diploma. As students progress through the GED program, students are re-assessed using the TABE to determine the current level of each student, and further assist in developing the academic plan towards earning a high school diploma. For a more detailed description of the TABE test and its uses please click on the link below:
CAREER & TECHNICAL PROGRAMS
Individuals enrolled in a post-secondary career and technical program must complete a basic skills test/assessment, which has been approved by the State Department of Education, within the first six weeks of admission into a career and technical program. The assessment given is called the PERT and measures skills in reading, mathematics, and writing usage. (Exceptions: Students who possess an Associate Degree or higher college degree, have passed the CLAST test, or have achieved specific scores on the ACT, SAT, MAPS, PERT, ASSET, GED® , or FCELPT tests may not have to take the PERT Test.) The PERT assessment is offered online through a MTC computer lab. Students graduating from a public high school in the state of Florida with a standard high school diploma in the class of 2007 or later may also be exempt from PERT Skills requirements. To schedule a time to take the PERT assessment, please contact the Student Services office.
All state-approved tests for the basic skills requirement are valid for a maximum of two years as mandated in state guidelines. Therefore, any valid test scores must be within two years of the program’s start date, and there must be continuous enrollment in the program for the test scores to remain valid. The two-year validation window begins at the re-enrollment dates and may require the student to re-test if the original test is outside of date.
In accordance with Rule 6A-10.040, FAC, career and technical programs of 450 hours or greater in length have a grade
-level exit requirement for the areas of mathematics, language usage, and reading. The programs are a part of the
Statewide Course Numbering System to ensure the content is transferable statewide among institutions. Students who have mastered competencies are, therefore, not required to repeat those competencies. If a student does not meet the basic skills level required for completion of the program.
In accordance with Rule 6A-10.040, FAC, career and technical programs of 450 hours or greater in length have a grade-level exit requirement for the areas of mathematics, language usage, and reading, which must be met by students prior to starting the last term. The programs are a part of the Statewide Course Numbering System to ensure the content is transferable statewide among institutions. Students who have mastered competencies are, therefore, not required to repeat those competencies. If a student does not meet the basic skills level required for completion of the program, remediation is provided through the Adult Education Program, online tutorial program, or TABE workbooks.
Scheduling Any Tests
The basic skills test is available by appointment only. Please contact the Student Services office at 352-671-4134 to schedule your appointment.
BASIC SKILLS EXIT EXAM REQUIREMENTS BASED ON GRADE LEVEL LISTED BELOW