Testing And Assessment

The Testing Center at TCR provides a variety of testing services to the community. The services at the Testing Center are available to the students at TCR and to the community. Individuals may request that test results be sent to any educational institution. Information on pricing and scheduling is available from the Testing Center at (970) 874-6505. The following tests and services are currently available. Additional tests are being added. The Testing Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) are tests designed to measure achievement of basic reading, language, math, and spelling skills commonly found in adult basic education. The tests are specifically designed for adults and use questions and illustrations that reflect real life situations. The TABE is required for entry into all programs at TCR. (See Application Procedures for more information about TABE requirements at TCR.) The TABE is generally administered as a computer-based test, but is available in printed format.

  • Hours Open: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Days Offered:
    August - MayJune & July
    Tuesdays & ThursdaysTuesdays only
    *Availability may be limited to holidays and school breaks.
  • Cost: $10 per section
  • Time: Test is not timed. Average is one hour per section
  • Practice materials: Complete the contact form.

The following departments require the TABE as an entrance exam. The following scores are required for admission:
DepartmentLanguageMath ApplicationMath ComputationReadingSpelling
Automotive7.810.910.89.8Not required
Business10Not RequiredNot Required9.8 
CosmetologyNot RequiredNot Required6.19.8Not Required
Early Childhood Education9.
Early Childhood Education - Director119.98.911.0N/A
Police Academy1110.910.810.910.9
MassageNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required9.8Not Required
Nurse Aid6Not Required6.165.8
Technical DraftingNot Required9.99.99.8Not Required

The following departments require the TABE as an assessment exam. Applicants who do not reach the minimum scores are required to meet with the program coordinator for review of their scores prior to acceptance into the program.
DepartmentLanguageMath ApplicationMath ComputationReadingSpelling
Computer Information Tech.Not Required9.99.99.810
Emergency Medical Services1110.910.810.9Not required


  • College degree completed - Associate Degree or Higher
  • College degree incomplete- Two years enrolled as full time student with a 3.0 GPA from an accredited college within the last ten years.
  • ACT/SAT score to meet or surpass the following within the last two years:


The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a dual purpose test required for entrance into many nursing programs. It tests basic knowledge in science, reading, English, and math. In addition, it tests an individual’s aptitude for the nursing profession.