Assessment Tests

Missouri S&T requires and offers the following standardized assessment activities.

The College Basic Academic Subjects Examination, also known as College BASE or CBASE, is an exam designed to test an individual's general academic knowledge and skills.  This exam serves to qualify individuals for teacher education programs in the areas of English, mathematics, social studies, and science.  For more information about CBASE, please visit their website. For testing dates and registration, please contact the Testing Center.

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) is a national longitudinal study developed by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. The survey covers a wide range of student characteristics:

  • Parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic item
  • Financial aid
  • Secondary school achievement and activities
  • Educational and career plans
  • Values, attitudes, beliefs and self-concept

Missouri S&T’s incoming freshmen are scheduled to fill out the CIRP Freshman Survey prior to their first day on campus. The results of the CIRP provide a comprehensive portrait of entering students’ character at Missouri S&T. More information regarding CIRP can found here.

The ETS Proficiency Profile measures academic skills developed in general education courses. It assesses proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics in the context of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. More information regarding the test can be found at ETS Missouri S&T undergraduate students are scheduled to take the ETS Proficiency Profile test in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students MUST register online for the exam due to limited space.

You may register online by clicking here.

Registration closes September 7, 2017.  Approximately 2.5 hours should be allotted for the test! If you need assistance or have questions on registration, you can email nancym@mst.edu, call 341-4954, or stop by G5B CSF (Campus Support Facility).

Fall Semester 2017 ETS Proficiency Profile Test Dates:

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 from 2:00-4:30 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Tuesday, September 12 from 8:30-11:00 am in the Meramec/Gasconade Room of the Havener Center
  • Wednesday, September 13 from 2:30-5:00 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Thursday, September 14 from 8:30-11:00 am in St. Pat's Ballroom A of the Havener Center
  • Friday, September 15 from 1:00-3:30 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Saturday, September 16 from 9:00-11:30 am in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Monday, September 18 from 1:00-3:30 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Tuesday, September 19 from 9:00-11:30 am in St. Pat's Ballroom C of the Havener Center
  • Wednesday, September 20 from 1:30-4:00 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm in the Meramec/Gasconade Room of the Havener Center
  • Friday, September 22 from 2:00-4:30 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Monday, September 25  from 1:00-3:30 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Wednesday, September 27 from 2:30-5:00 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility
  • Thursday, September 28 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm in the Meramec/Gasconade Room of the Havener Center
  • Thursday, September 28 from 4:00-6:30 pm in room G5E Campus Support Facility
  • Friday, September 29 from 8:30-11:00 am in the Carver/Turner Room of the Havener Center
  • Friday, September 29 from 1:00-3:30 pm in room G5D Campus Support Facility

Proficiency Profile Information

Sample Questions

Student Information Handbook

Results

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Miss the test dates?

Contact Cheryl Downey-Eber at 573-341-4222 to arrange your test date. Testing fee will apply if taken through the Testing Center.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is usually considered as the first step leading to the P.E. license.  The FE exam is a computer-based exam, which is designed for recent graduates or students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. For more information, please visit: http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/.

Since this exam is given electronically, the Testing Center located in Norwood Hall is proctoring this exam and they should be contacted about registration and test dates.  For more information about this process please visit: http://testcenter.mst.edu/testingprograms/ncees/

The Major Field Test (MFT) assesses mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge expected of students who have completed a specific program of study. The test evaluates students’ abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret materials from the major field of study. More information regarding MFT can be found at ETS. Missouri S&T seniors who are NOT majoring in engineering are scheduled to take the MFT test before being approved for graduation. Students MUST register online for the exam due to limited space. There are 15 seats per testing session.

You may register online by clicking here.

Registration will close October 18. Approximately 2.5 hours should be allotted for the test. If you need assistance or have questions on registration, you can email nancym@mst.edu, call 341-4954, or stop by G5B CSF (Campus Support Facility).

Fall 2017 Test Dates:

 ALL TESTING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN ROOM G-10 NORWOOD HALL

  • Monday, October 23  from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 
  • Monday, October 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 24 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 24 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 25 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 25 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Friday, October 27 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Friday, October 27 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 29 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • Monday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Monday, October 30 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 4 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, November 4 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

 Description & Sample Questions<>

MFT Results 

MFT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Miss the test dates?

Contact Cheryl Downey-Eber at 573-341-4222 to arrange your test date. Testing fee will apply if taken through the Testing Center. 

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains information about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The survey assesses the extent to which students engage in a variety of educationally effective activities in the following aspects:

  • Level of Academic Challenge
  • Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Enriching Educational Experiences
  • Supportive Campus Environment

Missouri S&T administers the web version of NSSE every three years for freshmen and seniors. Information, FAQs, and incentives offered by S&T can be found here.

More information regarding NSSE can be found at the official NSSE site.

The Student Satisfaction Inventory measures student satisfaction and priorities, showing how satisfied students are as well as what issues are important to them . It covers the following areas:

  • Academic Advising Effectiveness
  • Campus Climate
  • Campus Life
  • Campus Services
  • Instructional Effectiveness
  • Recruitment and Financial Aid
  • Registration Effectiveness
  • Safety and Security
  • Student Centeredness

Missouri S&T started administering the SSI in Spring 2008, and will administer the survey every two to three years. All students are scheduled to complete the SSI. The results of the SSI are used to improve the quality of student life and learning. More information regarding SSI can be found at Noel-Levitz website.