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Placement Test Workshops

COMPASS Reading Placement Test Workshops

COMPASS Writing Essay Placement Test Workshops

COMPASS Grammar Placement Test Workshops

ESL COMPASS Placement Test Workshops

COMPASS Math Placement Test Workshops(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 following sessions:

Fall 2014 COMPASS Placement Test Workshops


COMPASS 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.

Wednesday, September 3, 10:00 a.m. 
Thursday, September 11, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 8, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 4, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 13, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 11, 1:00 p.m.

COMPASS Writing 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.

        Wednesday, September 3, Noon
       Thursday, September 11, 3:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
        Thursday, September 25, Noon
        Wednesday, October 8, 3:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, October 22, Noon
        Tueday, November 4, 3:00 p.m.
        Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, December 3, Noon
        Thursday, December 11, 3:00 p.m.

COMPASS Grammar Placement Test Workshops

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

         Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.
         Thursday, September 11, 2:00 p.m.
         Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 p.m.
         Thursday, September 25, 11:00 a.m.
         Wednesday, October 8, 2:00 p.m.
         Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.
         Wednesday, October 22, 11:00 a.m.
         Tuesday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.
         Thursday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.
         Wednesday, December 3, 11:00 a.m.
        Thursday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.

ESL COMPASS Placement Test Workshops for First-time Test Takers

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

        Monday, September 8, 2:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.
        Thursday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.
        Monday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, December 2, 11:00 a.m.

 COMPASS Math Placement Test Workshops 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, August 28, 2:00 p.m.
       Wednesday, September 10, 2:00 p.m.
       Monday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.
      Monday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.
      Thursday, October 23, 10:00 a.m.
      Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 p.m.
      Thursday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.
      Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.
      Monday, December 15, 5:00 p.m.
      Tuesday, January 6, 3:00 p.m.
      Monday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.

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