COMPASS is an untimed, computer-adaptive college placement test given at Kentucky high schools to grade 12 students that have not met the Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE) benchmarks on the ACT (English - 18, Math - 19, Reading - 20).
Meeting the benchmarks on this assessment benefits:
- Students and Parents by allowing placement into college credit-bearing courses rather than developmental classes in which the students do not earn credit but do have to pay for
- Schools by improving the College and/or Career Readiness Rate
- Postsecondary institutions by reducing the need for remedial classes.
COMPASS Benchmarks for passing:
Writing/English - 74
Math - 36 (50 to eliminate the College Algebra lab)
Reading - 85
See Mrs. Carol Ford in the library to access a COMPASS study site on KYVL called Learning Express.