Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

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Graduating students should take the CAAP exam as part of the capstone course in the final semester. This is a requirement of the State of Missouri and is free for the student.


The CAAP is a set of standardized tests developed to test college skills at or near the end of two years of college. There are six CAAP tests: Writing Skills, Reading, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Science Reasoning and Essay Writing. It is used to assess education outcomes for Missouri State University-West Plains.


Each test date is limited to 13 testers. A spot may be reserved by calling (417)-255-7943.

Testing Location:

Testing services unless otherwise noted. Testing Services in the Garnett Library at 304 W. Trish Knight St. Come in the main door and go down the ramp.



You must arrive at least 15 minutes early to retain your reserved seat. The test begins promptly; late testers will not be admitted.

On the date of the test bring the following items:

  • Two number 2 pencils;
  • Missouri Driver's License or Non-Driver ID and
  • Calculator

Contact Information:

Testing Services

Garnett Library Mezzanine
304 W. Trish Knight
West Plains, MO 65775
Alexandra Graham, Writing Specialist/Coordinator of Testing

Hours of Operation:

8:30 AM-6:00 PM

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Walk-in Hours:

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Proctored Exams

By Appointment