Testing Center

Manatee Technical College’s Testing Center administers a variety of assessments to meet the needs of our students and the community. Our Pearson Vue Testing Center, located on the Main Campus, is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Individuals can take certifications for a vast array of professions or work on completing a GED®.

Career and Technical students may be required to take a Basic Skills Assessment within six weeks of admittance to the college.  Refer to our student handbook or see a Career Counselor for more information on whether the Basic Skills Assessment is required.

Visitors are not permitted in the testing labs and children may not be unsupervised while on campus. Please arrange for childcare during appointment times.

Payment is made online. Please read all the instructions carefully and verify that all the information you supply is accurate.

Scroll down to find additional information on assessments administered in our Testing Center.

Basic Skills Assessment

These tests are used to determine a student’s strengths and assist them in successfully completing the requirements for graduation from their program. The cost of the test is $25 but will be $30 starting July 1 – payable on the School District of Manatee County’s Revtrak website. Payment takes approximately 24 hours to process. Once payment is verified, a member of the Testing Team will contact the student via email or phone to schedule the exam. The student should keep a copy of the results for their records.

Basic Skills Assessment Exemptions:

  • Approved apprenticeship programs
  • Active Military
  • Shown readiness for public postsecondary education (6A-10.0315, F.A.C) ACT, SAT, PERT. Scores must be on an Official High School Transcript and submitted to a counselor
  • An Official College Transcript for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) level or higher, Bachelors, Masters
  • An Official High School transcript for a student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma
  •  An Official Transcript for Version 2014 GED® that indicates a GED diploma was earned.
  • An Official Transcript for Version 2014 GED® Tests: Reasoning through Language Arts and Mathematics, where a minimum score of 145 was achieved for each exam.

If any score in any subject does not meet the Basic Skills graduation requirements, remediation should be completed.  A specific number of remediation hours (30 or 40) is required to retest. The remediation log sheet will be required the day of testing.  Retesting is permitted for one subject at a time only. If remediation hours have not been completed, retesting can occur after three months have elapsed.

The Basic Skills Assessment has three major areas: Reading, Language, and Mathematics. All tests are in multiple-choice format.

Due to the length of the test, it is administered in two separate sessions as follows:

Session 1: Math and Reading (approximately 2 hours)
Session 2: Language Arts (60 minutes)

 

After testing, an official score report can be requested, via email.

Self-paced online remediation is free. In-person remediation is available on the MTC East Campus with the MTC remediation instructor at a cost of $25.00. A virtual remediation class is also available at the same cost.

Directions to purchase the Basic Skills Assessment, a retake, or remediation are below.

 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Google
  2. In the search box, type Revtrak Manatee County
  3. Click on School District of Manatee County: Home.  Or click here to go directly to the page: https://manateeschools.revtrak.net/
  4. Close the Web Store Window in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. Scroll down to the Basic Skills Assessment tile and click.

ATI-TEAS Testing (Practical Nursing – LPN)

Apply to Manatee Technical College here: https://manateetech.edu/apply-now

Email brutusx@manateeschools.net for information and/or a link to a virtual information session.  The virtual information session is a required step, watch the information session in its entirety as it contains directions regarding the online payment method used to purchase the exam.

Payment will be made online.

Frequently Asked Questions: https://help.atitesting.com/ati-teas-version-7
ATI Blue Prints: TEAS-Blue Prints
All About the TEAS: All About TEAS
TEAS Prep https://help.atitesting.com/ati-teas-prep#ati-teas-smartprep

 

TEAS Version 7 Effective June 3, 2022  https://atitesting.com/teas/register/ati-teas-version-7-exam

FQA – Frequently Asked Questions         https://help.atitesting.com/ati-teas-version-7

ATI Blue Prints  (see attached document)

All About the TEAS (see attached document)

TEAS Prep https://help.atitesting.com/ati-teas-prep#ati-teas-smartprep

 

 

CASAS Testing for English as a Second Language

CASAS measures the basic skills and the English language and literacy skills needed to function effectively at work and in life.  The test begins with a 15-minute locator test and then assigns the appropriate level test.  There are two components:  Reading and Listening.  Each test is approximately 1 hour in length.   An MTC Student ID number is required to test. Click here for more information on learning English.

CASAS Testing for GED® Preparation

Congratulations on taking a step forward to earning your GED®. CASAS is the most widely used competency-based assessment system in the United States designed to assess the relevant real-world basic skills of adult learners.  The new Reading and Math Goals Series will effectually determine the functioning levels of individuals and ensure placement into the correct GED-Prep classes.  In addition to Reading and Math, Language Arts is also assessed to ensure we provide all opportunities for success.

The test begins with a 15-20-minute locator test and then assigns the appropriate level test.

Session 1:  Locator & Math and Locator for Language Arts

Session 2: Locator & Reading and Language Arts

Please plan on spending a few hours at each testing session.

A government-issued ID is required to test.

FBAT Testing (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) (FDLE)

Testing times are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To Schedule: Visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/fdle and select Manatee Technical College as your testing center.

LOCATION
Manatee Technical College Main Campus
6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

GED® Testing

To Schedule: Visit GED.com.

HESI A2 Dental Testing (Dental Assisting Technology)

Apply to Manatee Technical College here: https://manateetech.edu/apply-now

Call 941.752.8100, to receive information on how to attend the Virtual Information Session.
Payment will be made online. The information regarding how to make a payment will be in the virtual information session. Please watch the entire video.
Payment is non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions & Study Aids: Final-HESI-Entrance-Exam-Q-A
Practice Quiz:
 https://quizlet.com/259057369/test

 

ParaPro Assessment

Test takers have two and a half hours to complete the test.

The test has 90 multiple-choice questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math. The remaining one-third focus on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English.

A government-issued ID is required to test.   The information on the ID must match the information entered into the ParaPro system on test day.

PAYMENT DOES NOT SCHEDULE A TEST.  A member of the Testing Team will contact the candidate once payment is received to schedule the test.  Contact typically occurs within one-three business days.

All sales are final and non- refundable.

There will be two separate charges to the candidate’s debit or credit card $65.00 and $2.35 for a total of $67.35.

Once the test is scheduled, should an unforeseen situation occur, you will have one opportunity to reschedule at no charge.  A candidate who fails to appear for testing, and does not call to reschedule will be required to repay to test.

Directions to purchase the ParaPro Assessment, a retake, or remediation are below.

 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Google
  2. In the search box, type Revtrak Manatee County
  3. Click on Manatee Technical College. Or click here to go directly to the page: https://manateeschools.revtrak.net/
  4. Close the Web Store Window in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. Scroll down to the ParaPro Assessment tile and click.

Pearson Vue Testing

Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center

TESTING HOURS
Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To Schedule: Visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/ and select Manatee Technical College as your testing center.

LOCATION
Manatee Technical College Main Campus
6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE)

Administered at our Pearson Vue Testing Center.

To Schedule: Visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/fdle and select Manatee Technical College as your testing center.

LOCATION
Manatee Technical College Main Campus
6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

Testing Center:

Career Programs
mtctestingcenter@manateeschools.net
941.751.7900 x 1123

Adult Ed
GED® Prep & ESOL (English Classes)
941.209.6800

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