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FALL 2016

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION

Dear Graduate:

With the filing of your application for graduation, you have taken another step towards the completion of the process. Deans Jean Merrill-Doss, Diana Stuart and Vice President Gil Kennon join me in requesting that you attend a Graduation Seminar (see the schedule below).     

At these sessions we will discuss the graduation process, commencement, transcripts request, exit interviews for Financial Aid recipients and Career and Technical Graduates, and the exit exam. If you are unable to attend one of the seminars, you may view the seminar online at www.MineralArea.edu . It will be available after the live seminars have taken place. 

All degree seeking graduates are required to take the Exit Exam. Only the Dean of your Division (Arts & Science or Career and Technical) can waive this requirement. If you previously have taken the PPE Exit Exam and scored at or above the National Average (438 or higher on the multiple choice test or a 3 or higher on the essay test) on one or both parts of the exit exam, or scored a 4 on all parts of the Workkeys Exit Exam, you may be excused from re-testing. To do so you must submit an Exit Exam Waiver Form (available on My MAC Test page or in the Assessment Office); if you fail to complete and submit this form you will be required to retake the current exit exam. The schedule for testing is listed below. All tests will be given in room AS115. More information regarding this test will be given at the Graduation Seminars; sample test items are available on the My MAC Test page or by clicking the links below. 

You should sign up for your choice of seminar dates in Student Services or by contacting Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202. After you have attended the Graduation Seminar or viewed the seminar online (available after the final in-person seminar; go to www.mineralarea.edu , select "Graduation Seminar Video" on the right hand side of the homepage - AVAILABLE AFTER THE FINAL IN-PERSON SEMINAR), you may register for the exit exam.  You may do this at the seminar, in the Student Services Office or by clicking on schedule your exit exam

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Arts & Science Exit Exam Sample Questions

     

Career & Tech Workkeys MATH Exit Exam Sample Questions

Career & Tech Workkeys LOCATING INFO Exit Exam Sample Questions

Career & Tech Workkeys READING Exit Exam Sample Questions

 

Exit Exam Test Waiver Form

 

FALL 2016 SEMINAR DATES:

(All take place in Rice Lecture Hall A, A&S building)  

DAY/DATE

TIME

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 p.m.
   
   

 

FALL 2016 EXIT EXAM DATES

(All tests will be given in AS 115)
 

DATE        DAY                9AM      1PM         4PM

10/31/16    Monday         A&S      A&S         NO

11/1/16     Tuesday         C&T       NO          C&T     

11/7/16    Monday           C&T      C&T          NO

11/8/16    Tuesday          A&S      A&S          NO

11/14/16    Monday         A&S       NO          A&S

11/15/16   Tuesday         C&T       C&T          NO

A&S = AA, AAT AND AGS DEGREE GRADS      
C&T = AS, AAS, AND CERTIFICATE GRADS


Perryville Higher Ed., Exit Exam schedule:
 
 

TBA 

 
Please contact Mary Bauwens at 573-547-4143 to reserve your seat.

  

See you at the seminar.

Michael Easter, Director of Assessment/Counselor 

 

The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT exam, which is administered at MAC two times a year, in October and April. You must apply to take the test with ACT and sendayment directly to ACT prior to testing at www.act.org .

MAC does not accept payment for the test.
 
You must arrive at least a half-hour prior to the start of the test and bring your ACT exam ticket, which will be sent to you by ACT prior to the test date.  This ticket will have your room assignment information along with other important info. In addition, a picture ID is required.
 
You will not be allowed to test if you do not have your ID.

    
 

      

ACT 2016-17 TEST CALENDAR

 
(Tests take place at 8:00 a.m. in rooms C9, C11 & 12, Arts and Sciences Bldg.)
     
 
April 8, 2017
 
 
If you need other information about the ACT exam, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mike Easter at 573-518-2188.
 

 

The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT Exam, which is administered in September, October, December, February, April and June of each year (see above for more details). However, MAC also offers the Accuplacer examination for those students unable to complete the ACT prior to registration.

The Accuplacer test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s Assessment Center, as well as other satellite locations. 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 Accuplacer 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, as well as whether the reading requirement prerequisites are satisfied for a variety of MAC courses.

If you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like to retake the Accuplacer, you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish in one or all of the three subject areas. However, we do suggest reviewing study materials for the subject area you are retaking prior to rescheduling.

The fee for the Accuplacer is $15 for all three test subject areas, $10 for two test subject areas, or $5 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check, or credit card in our business office or if you schedule the test online. Please note if you use the online scheduler, you are not required to pay via credit card at the time of scheduling; you may bring in payment when you arrive for testing.

The placement scores ("Spring 2017") are listed on the main MyMAC Testing page under "Forms and Information".

 

Mineral Area College Accuplacer Testing Schedule
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

12:30 P.M.

 

NONE

 

12:30 P.M.

 

NONE

 

12:30 P.M.

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For Accuplacer test preparation, please click the following link (registration required):
 
 

If you would like to see sample test questions, please click the following link:

Accuplacer Sample Questions

 

If you would like to see a sample Writeplacer essay, please click the following link:

Accuplacer Writeplacer sample

 

For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:

Mathway

 
To register for the Accuplacer, select one of the links below:            
Accuplacer 2-Subject Area Test Registration Form
Accuplacer Single Subject Test Registration Form

If you still have questions regarding the Accuplacer test, please contact Mike Easter, Director of Assessment at 573-518-2188 or Tippi Seals, Administrative Assistant at 573-518-2202.
  

NOTE: The previous placement test used by MAC was the COMPASS assessment test. COMPASS was discontinued in November 2016, but any results from this test prior to that date will be allowed for placement until December 31, 2018.

These previous "Fall 2015" scores are also listed under "Forms and Information".

http://hiset.ets.org/test-takers

 

Missouri's high school equivalency test is the HiSET test developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The cost of the test is $95, which includes a $60 registration fee for the cost of the test and $7 for each of the five test sections to cover the costs of administering the test. Because examinees do not have to complete the entire test at one time, they can take the test in sections. The $60 registration fee will allow individuals to test three times during a 12-month period. Examinees that do not pass the test the first time can retake the entire test or any of the test sections two more times within the 12-month period by paying an additional $7-per-section fee.

Create an account and register for testing at http://hiset.ets.org/test-takers . If you choose to take all five test sections in one testing session, make sure you select the starting time based on the schedule below. Testing takes place in the Arts & Sciences building room 115.

 

2016/17 Test Dates:

December 6 & 8 @ 4:00 p.m.

January 21 @ 8:30 a.m.

February 14 & 16 @ 4:00 p.m.

March 7 & 9 @ 4:00 p.m.

April 11 & 13 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

If you need other information about the HiSET test, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mike Easter, Director of Assessment at 573-518-2188.   

 

The Missouri General Education Assessment requires students to demonstrate basic general education competencies prior to being formally admitted to an educator preparation program. 

There is a proctoring/sitting fee of $5 per subtest payable to Mineral Area College. Register for testing at www.Mo.nesinc.com .   All tests will be given in the Arts and Sciences building room 115.

  

2016 Test Dates:
 
 
Monday, December 5 @ 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:30 a.m.
Monday, December 12 @ 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 14 @ 8:30 a.m.
Friday, December 16 @ 8:30 a.m.
Monday, December 19 @ 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 21 @ 8:30 a.m.
 
 
To register with Mineral Area College for the MoGEA subtest fee, select one of the links below.  
 
 
If you need other information about the MoGEA, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mike Easter, Director of Assessment at 573-518-2188.