Testing & Assessment

Testing & Assessment

To assist students in formulating and achieving their career, educational, and personal goals, Ingram State Technical College offers a variety of testing and assessment tools such as: GED, ACT, ACT WorkKeys, and TABE.


Ingram State Technical College is an official GED testing center. Candidates must complete demographic information and verify eligibility to test before permission is granted to schedule GED tests. Pre-registration is initiated by ABE instructors and final approval for candidates to be scheduled for testing is done by the Chief GED Examiner. Successful completion of the GED tests qualifies an individual for a state of Alabama General Educational Development (GED) credential. GED credentials are accepted by industry, government, licensing boards, technical colleges, and employers as the equivalent to a high school education. Additionally, Ingram offers ACT testing to its students under the ACT Arranged Testing Service.

ACT WorkKeys

Students looking to verify their skills for potential employers have the opportunity to take the ACT WorkKeys test to obtain the Alabama Career Readiness Certificate. The Alabama Career Readiness Certificates are earned by passing with a score greater than three on each of the three core assessments of the ACT WorkKeys system – Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information.


All students entering the college are required to take a placement test before admission. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is used to place students in appropriate college courses. Applicants whose test scores indicate that additional educational preparation is needed, will be required to satisfactorily complete developmental courses to prepare for their program of study. Additionally, student support services assist students with tutorial labs that help prepare them for academic success.