In keeping with the mission of the college, Testing Services helps support the institutional mission of Three Rivers College by promoting the intellectual growth of students and members of the community outside the formal setting of regular course work. We provide high quality testing and assessment services and adhere to NCTA’s Professional Standards and Guidelines, in order to meet the growing needs of our students, faculty, administration and community. Within this framework, the Testing Services strives to:
- Provide a public service by offering computer-based and/or paper-pencil testing services;
- Provide a facility conducive to a quality testing environment which will be clean, comfortable, quiet, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly;
- Provide outstanding customer service by being friendly, courteous, responsible, informative, accurate and supportive;
- Provide assistance to various campus offices in helping students meet their needs for different programs; and
- Collaborate with our faculty and administrators, other colleges and universities, testing companies, and national organizations to keep abreast of the most recent changes in all aspects of our testing services.
For test applications, registration, and other information, students should contact the office of Testing and Assessment at 573-840-9667.
Allied Health Programs - TEAS V for AH
Register Online for TEAS V for AH
Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health (TEAS V for AH) is a computer-based exam that is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program, Surgical Technology, and the Paramedic programs. This is a computer based diagnostic instrument that assists health occupations education programs to evaluate academic aptitude, learning styles, and test taking skills of new applicants to their programs. The TEAS V for AH is a four-part assessment with subtests in reading (28%), mathematics (20%), science (32%), and English and language usage (20%). Official score reports are available immediately after the test administration. The total testing time is four hours. Testing fee is $75. To register, click the link above, select TEAS V for AH Exam, complete the registration and payment page and click on submit. For more information, go to atitesting.com.
Register Online for CLEP Test
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of tests students can take to earn college-equivalent credit. Three Rivers offers a number of different exams for credit. Please consult the college catalog for a list of current CLEP-eligible subject tests. CLEP is given on computer by appointment only. This is a two hour exam. All CLEP exam fees are $80 each and must be made by test-takers online through the My Account portal here.
The test proctoring fee is $20, click the link above and follow the directions. Once both payments have been made, contact the testing office at 573-840-9667 to schedule your appointment.
COMPASS Placement Test
Register Online for the COMPASS Placement Test
The COMPASS test is an untimed examination taken on computer in Three Rivers’ Testing Center, as well as other satellite locations. You will need your Social Security Number to take this test. You do not need computer skills to take the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less stressful than traditional paper and pencil tests. The COMPASS is designed to measure current skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used to select appropriate levels of the English and Math courses you will take. Testing time varies. Note: A student can only take the COMPASS test once every 30 days. Any attempts after the first, within a 30-day period, will not be recognized. Picture ID is required. To register, click the link above, select Compass Placement Exam, select the date and time, complete the registration page, and click on submit. For more information, visit the COMPASS website.
Register Online for a Proctored Exam
Correspondence or proctored exams for other institutions are done through the testing center by appointment only. Proctoring fee is $20 per exam.
To register, click the link above, select Correspondence/Proctored Exams, complete the registration and payment page then submit. Once payment is made, contact the testing office at 573-840-9667 to schedule your appointment.
ETS Exit Exam (Proficiency Profile Assessment)
MANDATORY FOR ALL GRADUATES
Register Online for the ETS Exit Exam
The ETS Proficiency Profile assesses four core skill areas - critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics - in a single test to gauge general education outcomes for improvements in the quality of instruction and learning. This is a 2 ½ hour online exam with an accompanying survey. Students must apply for graduation before registering online for this exam, which must be taken during their last semester. Allied Health students must take the exam the semester prior to graduation. There is no cost for this exam. To register, click the link above, select ETS Exit Exam, select the date and time, complete the registration page and click on submit. A reminder email will be sent to your Three Rivers email approximately one week prior to testing. For more information about the exam, visit the ETS website.
The HiSET® exam is replacing the GED exam in Missouri. The HiSET exam is a comprehensive online high school equivalent test. The HiSET exam will be accepted anywhere across the country. The cost for the exam is $60 for the first attempt and two free retests. Additional fee will be $7 per subject per attempt. The entire exam must be completed within a 12-month period. The entire exam or any number of individual subject areas may be taken in one sitting, but only three attempts in a calendar year are allowed. Scores will print immediately except for the writing portion. Test times are as follows: Writing part 1 - 75 minutes, Writing Part 2 - 45 minutes, Math - 90 minutes, Science - 80 minutes, Social Studies - 70 minutes and Reading - 65 minutes.
For more information, practice tests and how to register and pay for the exam please go to hiset.ets.org.
Effective August 31, 2014, the Praxis II series is no longer being used for Missouri educator certification candidates. It is being replaced with the MEGA exam(s). The MEGA exam(s) are for students who have completed the 4th year of their education degree and need to be certified. Candidates seeking educator certification in Missouri are required to achieve a passing score on the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment(s). For more information regarding Missouri Educator Certification requirements, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. For more information and to register for these exams please go to www.mo.nesinc.com.
Students taking this test do not pay the Three Rivers proctoring fee.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Register Online for the MAT
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. This is an entrance exam for graduate schools for students seeking to complete a master's degree. Testing fee is $80. To register, click the link above, select MAT Exam, complete the registration and payment page and click on submit. Contact testing office at 573-840-9667 to schedule your appointment. For more information milleranalogies.com.
Register Online for the MoGEA Exam
The MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment) is required of all education majors planning on attending a 4-year institution in the state of Missouri. You will be tested over Essay, English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Scoring is immediate, except for the essay. The option to take the entire exam in one sitting is approximately 5 ½ hours, retesting is 1-hour per subject. The entire exam can only be taken one time. After the first attempt only subtest may be taken.
Cost for the MoGEA test will be $49 for the entire test (entire test can only be taken once) with a separate $20 proctoring fee, for a total cost of $69. Re-testers must pay a $25 test fee (per subject) and a separate $20 proctoring fee (per test day).
To register and pay for the MoGEA test go to www.mo.nesinc.com. The next step is to go to trcc.edu/testing to pay online the separate $20 proctoring fee. Registration is not complete until BOTH fees are paid. Seating is limited.
National League for Nursing Entrance Exam (NLN/PAX), LPN Exam (NACE I PN-RN)
Register and Pay Three Rivers Proctoring Fee Here
Candidates interested in applying for the nursing program must take this exam and score a minimum of 105 to be eligible for the program. Testing is not required prior to registration deadlines, but it is encouraged. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL BOTH THE EXAM AND PROCTORING FEES HAVE BEEN PAID AT LEAST 5-DAYS PRIOR TO TEST DATE. To pay the Three Rivers proctoring fee click the link above. For more information and to REGISTER and PAY for the NLN/PAX exam go to nlnonlinetesting.org.
LPN Bridge candidates receiving the minimum score requirement on the NLN/PAX exam will be given information on where and how to register for the bridge exam.
Application deadline for the Poplar Bluff programs is March 1st each year. Application deadline for the Sikeston programs is September 1st each year.
Register Online for the Paraprofessional Exam
Education candidates with fewer than 60 semester hours and seeking a Paraprofessional position to work in Special Education and/or Title I settings in Missouri must achieve a passing score on the Paraprofessional test. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics skills for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. Registration is not complete until BOTH exam and proctoring fees have been paid. For more information, pay the $35 testing fee and REGISTER for this 2.5 hour exam please go to www.mo.nesinc.com. You must also pay the $20 Three Rivers proctoring fee by clicking the link above.
Technical Skills Assessment (TSA)
Register Online for the TSA Exam
The TSA exam is a program-specific assessment for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. This is a 3 ½ hour online exam that assesses knowledge gained from your degree program. It must be taken in the last semester before graduation. High scores receive a certification certificate usable to assist with employment in your field of study. Degree programs required to take this exam are Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Forestry and IST: Executive, Legal, Medical, Medical Billing and Coding and Microcomputer options. Students must apply for graduation before registering for this exam. To register, click the link above, select TSA Exam, select the date and time, complete the registration page and click on submit. A reminder email will be sent to your Three Rivers email approximately one week prior to testing.