English and Reading KYOTE Exams

ENG 111 and Reading 112 KYOTE Testing

KYOTE testing gives students the opportunity to assess their basic skill proficiency in English Composition, Reading and Math. KYOTE testing combined with high school GPA, advising sessions and standardized test scores can help determine the best way the university can support students' path to success and the necessity for students to be placed in corequisite courses. The KYOTE test is optional. Students who do not wish to take the test will instead enroll in ENG 105, ENG 111 and REA 112 concurrently.

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Spring 2023 KYOTE Testing Instructions

How to start:

  1. For either the English or reading KYOTE test, go to kyote.org.
  2. Click "Register" and create a new account with MSU email and M# (Must omit the M and just enter the numbers).
  3. Once the student is registered, use the drop down menu to find the test. If the test doesn't load, it is usually because the Pop-up blocker is on. Please turn-off the pop-up blocker and try again. 

*While taking either exam, students must stay on the exam page and may not open a separate window.

**Students may only take the exam once a month.

Online test dates for Spring 2023: 

Friday, January 6th

Wednesday, January 11th

Monday, January 16th

Tuesday, January 17th

Wednesday, January 18th

Thursday, January 19th

ReaDING 112

The official test will be open online on the designated dates until 10:59 pm. The reading test is not timed and will be automatically scored upon submitting the test. Students should be able to complete the test within 45-50 minutes.

Official Test Session Exam: Murray State University KYOTE Reading
Official Test Session Name: MSU.Reading.0106 (or whatever the date is)
Password: blue

ENGLISH 111

The official test will be open online on the designated dates until 10:59 pm. The writing submission will be sent to an official scorer for grading and should be completed within 2 business days of the exam date.

Official Test Session Exam: Murray State University KYOTE Writing
Official Test Session Name: MSU.Writing.0106 (or whatever the date is)
Password: gold

Please contact Sarah Williams with questions about the English or reading KYOTE test at swilliams85@murraystate.edu.

Please contact Dr. Thome with questions about the math KYOTE test at ethome@murraystate.edu

Please contact Dr. Jones for any questions about ENG 111 or REA 112 at wjones1@murraystate.edu.

Please contact Admissions with questions about sending test scores to MSU.

Please contact the Testing Center with questions about standardized testing.

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