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Guidelines for Placement Test Screening

High School Graduates (students under 21) with Valid ACT Scores:
(Must have been taken within 3 years of the first class day of the term for which the student is enrolling.)

Reading SCORE
READ 0800/College Level English
0-12
READ 0802/College Level English
13-18
College Level
19+

Writing SCORE
ENGL 0800/College Level English
0-12
ENGL 0802/College Level English
13-17
College Level
18+

MATH SCORE
MATH 0010 OR MATH 0530/MATH 1010 OR 1530
0-12
MATH 0010 OR MATH 0530/MATH 1010 OR 1530
13-18
College Level
19+

Compass Placement Testing
Compass Placement Testing is a battery of standardized tests used by many TBR Institutions as a measure of proficiency in the Basic Academic Competencies needed by an entering college student. The battery includes tests in writing, reading comprehension, and mathematics.
 
COMPASS Placement
Reading SCORE
READ 0800/College Level English
01-60
READ 0802/College Level English
61-82
College Level
83-99

Writing SCORE
ENGL 0800/College Level English
01-35
ENGL 0802/College Level English
36-76
College Level
77-99

MATH SCORE
MATH 0010 OR MATH 0530/MATH 1010 OR 1530
01-16
MATH 0010 OR MATH 0530/MATH 1010 OR 1530
17-37
College Level
38-99

SAT Placement
COURSE SCORE
READ 0802
Verbal
200-350
College Level
Verbal
460-800
MATH 0010/0530
200-450
College Level
460-800
ENGL 0800
Verbal
200-330
 ENGL 0802
 340-440
College Level
450-800

Students without Valid ACT/SAT Scores
  • Students under 21 whose scores are more than three years old must take the placement test.
  • Students over 21 who do not have valid ACT/SAT Scores must take Reading, Writing, and Math tests.  (Although these students are not required to submit ACT scores, those who elect to present valid scores will be screened for placement assessment according to the criteria applied to students under 21.)
GED Recipients
GED Recipients under 21 must submit ACT/SAT scores. All GED Recipients over 21 and/or without valid ACT scores must take the Reading , Writing, and Math tests.

Transfer Students
Students with...
...are exempt from
Any approved general education college level
semester hours earned and posted
Reading Assessment
English composition credit earned and posted
Writing & Reading Assessment
Literature credit earned and posted
Writing & Reading Assessment
College level Writing credit earned and posted
Writing & Reading Assessment
English Proficiency Met
Writing Assessment
College Algebra credit earned and posted
Math & Reading Assessment
College level Algebra-based math credit earned
and posted
Math & Reading Assessment
Math Proficiency Met
Math Assessment

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