ACT or KYOTE/TABE scores are used to satisfy the mandatory assessment/placement requirement for enrollment in Hopkinsville Community College classes.
KYOTE is a computerized placement and assessment system used to assist academic advisors in determining students' placement in math. KYOTE stands for "Kentucky Online Testing System." You may bring a calculator for the math assessment. Students are not timed and will receive scores and class placement immediately upon completion of KYOTE. TABE is a computerized placement and assessment system used to assist academic advisors in determining students' placement in English and reading. TABE stands for "Test of Adult Basic Education." TABE is a timed assessment, 50 minutes for the reading section and 55 minutes for the English section. Students will receive scores and class placement immediately upon completion of the TABE. A picture ID is required for identification when you come for your appointment.
All first-time, full-time students or those wishing to enroll in a math or an English class must provide ACT scores of 18 or above in English, 20 or above in Reading, or a score of 22 or above in Math or take the KYOTE/TABE assessments before meeting with an admission's advisor for enrollment in classes. Each credential (certificate, diploma, or degree) maintains an entry score for coursework in specific academic plans. Based on your KYOTE/TABE scores, you may be placed in developmental courses or guided to other resources for remediation and re-evaluation using KYOTE/TABE.
If you earned a degree or have attended college before admission to HCC, you may use the transfer student procedure to fulfill the assessment/placement requirement. The Registrar may award semester credit(s) and exemption from one or all parts of the KYOTE/TABE if the transcripts reflect courses equivalent to English 101, a transferable mathematics course, or course(s) that show reading readiness.
Your initial KYOTE/TABE assessment is free. There is a retest fee of $20 if the KYOTE/TABE class placement was not completed, or the KYOTE/TABE scores are less than two years old, or if you did not enroll in any classes after completing KYOTE/TABE the first time. The fee is for one, two, or three components. Once a student has taken KYOTE/TABE, the assessments may not be taken again for six weeks. Students who provide KYOTE/TABE scores from another institution do so with the understanding that HCC accepts raw scores, not class placements.
Martha Metcalfe,Coordinator of Assessment and Testing
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Technology Center, Room 202, 720 North Drive, PO Box 2100
Phone: (270) 707-3826
Sherlene Mendiola, Coordinator of Assessment and Testing
Office: Fort Campbell Campus, National Testing Center
SSG Glenn English Army Education Center, Bldg 202 Bastogne Ave., Room 1218, 2nd Floor
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Phone: (270) 707-3970