Placement Test Workshops

Reading Placement Test Workshops

eWrite Essay Placement Test Workshops

Writing Placement Test Workshops

ESL Placement Test Workshops for First-time Test Takers

Math Placement Test Prep Sessions (My Math Test)


Do You Need to Take A COMPASS Placement Test?

  • Send your ACT scores to the Records Office. Depending on
    your score, you may not be required to take all of the placement tests. For further details visit:
  • If you are required to take the tests, most can be taken twice in a two-year period. To be granted a third opportunity to take the reading and writing placement test, you may participate in a process offered by Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance.  Details of the process are outlined here.
  • The second attempt at the Math Placement Test must be taken within 28 days of the first attempt.
  • Our 45-minute workshops can help you make the most of each attempt. Workshops are offered throughout the year.
  • Join us in the Learning Commons (SRC 2102) for one of the placement COMPASS Placement Test Workshops. For more information and to register call (630) 942-3940.

Spring 2015 COMPASS Placement Test Workshops


Reading Placement Test Workshops

The COMPASS reading workshop helps students get accustomed to the test format. The workshop provides an overview of the test, sample questions, and study aids. In addition, a review of test-taking strategies help students gain confidence and sharpen their skills.

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 28, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.

eWrite Essay Placement Test Workshops

The COMPASS writing workshop will include a "refresher" on essay structure and development. Also covered are resources to study, test taking tips, and understanding the test directions. Students attending the workshop will review the writing process and will have a realistic idea of what is required.

        Tuesday, March 24, 1:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
        Thursday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, May 13, 3:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, May 20, noon
        Thursday, May 28, 3:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.
        Thursday, June 11, noon
        Tuesday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 30, noon
        Wednesday, July 8, 3:00 p.m.
        Thursday, July 16, 7:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, July 22, noon
        Tuesday, July 28, 3:00 p.m.

Writing Placement Test Workshops

An overview of the grammar test, sample questions, and study aids.

        Tuesday, March 24, noon
        Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.
        Thursday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 a.m.
        Thursday, May 28, 2:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 p.m.
        Thursday, June 11, 11:00 a.m.
        Tuesday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 30, 11:00 a.m.
        Wednesday, July 8, 2:00 p.m.
        Thursday, July 16, 6:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 a.m.
        Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.

ESL Placement Test Workshops for First-time Test Takers

 An overview of the test including a summary of test sections, 
 preparation tips, and study aids.

        Thursday, March 26, 11:00 a.m.
        Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 a.m.
        Thursday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.

Math Placement Test Prep Sessions using My Math Test
My Math Test
is a free, online math practice program used to prepare for the COMPASS Math Placement Test. The workshop does not include math instruction, but guides problem-solving. During the workshop participants will register for My Math Test, learn how to navigate the program, and become familiar with Take a Test and the Study Plan created just for you. Following the session, work in the program can be completed from any computer with Internet access.  

Thursday, March 26, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 2:00 p.m.  
Monday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, July 1, 6:00 p.m.                              
Tuesday, July 7, 9:00 a.m. 
Sunday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, July 20, 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 29, 5:00 p.m.

*If you are unable to attend a workshop and would like access to MyMathTest call (630) 942-3941 for information.