MBAResearch and Curriculum Center Program-of-Study Exams
The MBAResearch and Curriculum Center strives to be the recognized leader in the development of programs, strategies, and curricula to prepare students for career-oriented, leadership positions in business and marketing.
Programs-of-study are a recommended sequence of courses based on the National Business Administration standards developed by MBAResearch and Curriculum Center. Each exam covers the entire set of performance indicators for a series of courses that address leadership, core business concepts, and one of the four specialty areas. The program-of-study (end-of-program) exams are similar to A*S*K Institute assessments, but are based on performance indicators specifically selected for high-school coursework and do not include a certification option.
MBAResearch and Curriculum Center now offers program-of-study (end-of-program) exams at three different levels or degrees of rigor: Standard, Accelerated, and Honors-Ready. Exams (and corresponding programs of study) at these three levels are progressively more advanced and vary based on the number of competencies or performance indicators addressed, the complexity of these performance indicators, and pedagogical methods used in each program of study.
Standard-programs of study and corresponding exams are targeted at students of average ability, younger students, ESL students, and other students with special needs. There are approximately 60 performance indicators addressed at the Standard level.
The Standard-level exams that are currently offered are listed below. Assessment blueprints are available by clicking the test title.
The Accelerated-level is appropriate for students of above-average ability. This level increases both the breadth and depth of content and addresses approximately 80 performance indicators. The programs of study and corresponding exams previously offered by MBAResearch have been relabeled as "Accelerated" programs of study and exams.
The Accelerated-level exams that are currently offered are listed below. Assessment blueprints are available by clicking the test title.
Honors-Ready programs of study and exams are designed for advanced students. At the Honors-Ready level, additional higher-level, complex content is addressed, and there is a greater focus on inquiry, problem solving, and project-based learning. Approximately 90 performance indicators are addressed in an Honors-Ready program of study.
The Honors-Ready exams that are currently offered are listed below. Assessment blueprints are available by clicking the test title.
• Online administration through QuadNet, NOCTI’s online assessment system
• Pre- and post-testing options available
• Test administration time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
• Administer in one or two sessions
• Study guides and the Text-to-Speech accommodation are not currently available for this program