The College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (C-BASE) is a test of general education knowledge consisting of five parts, including a writing component, assessing knowledge in four subject areas: English, mathematics, science and social studies. The exam also measures three cross-disciplinary competencies: interpretive reasoning, strategic reasoning and adaptive reasoning.


In Missouri, College BASE is a required test for student admission into educator preparation programs. The Missouri State Board of Education established 235 as the cut-off score on College BASE for each of the four subjects covered by College BASE (English, mathematics, science, and social studies) and in the writing cluster within English (Rule 5 CSR 80-805.20).


Note:  Students requiring special accomodations should consult the test brochure and follow the instructions for requesting special testing accommodations.


Students must also inform the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) of their request by the registration deadline. Failure to do so might result in the inability of the OIRA to accomodate students on test day.



On Examination Day:


  • Arrive on time

    • You will not be admitted after testing has begun

  • Bring acceptable identification
    • Acceptable identification includes a student ID card or driver's license
  • Bring sharpened soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers



Department of Education

452 Martin Luther King Hall

(573) 681-5250



   All Subjects - $105.00

   One Subject - $75.00

   Two Subjects - $75.00

   Three Subjects - $90.00

   Four Subjects - $105.00




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