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COMPASS™ is the computer-adaptive college placement test that; quickly evaluates your skill levels in Reading, Writing, Math, or skills in ELS – English as a Second Language, helps to place you ...

COMPASS™ is the computer-adaptive college placement test that; quickly evaluates your skill levels in Reading, Writing, Math, or skills in ELS – English as a Second Language, helps to place you into appropriate courses, helps to get you the resources you need to achieve academic success.

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    Trident Technical College (TTC) Testing Services COMPASS™ Placement Testing Trident Technical College (TTC) Testing Services COMPASS™ Placement Testing Presentation Transcript

    • TTC Testing Services
    • College Placement Tests COMPASS™ is the computer-adaptive college placement test that:  quickly evaluates your skill levels in Reading, Writing, Math, or skills in ESL– English as a Second Language  helps to place you into appropriate courses  helps to get you the resources you need to achieve academic success
    • College Placement Tests COMPASS offers tests in the subject areas most often used by colleges to evaluate the skill levels of their incoming students. Trident Technical College Uses:  Reading  Writing Skills  Mathematics  ESL
    • College Placement Tests  The Compass Placement test is not timed.  On average, it takes 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete the test.  Scores are printed as soon as you complete the test.  The Compass Placement test is taken on a computer. The ability to use a Computer Mouse is important for testing.
    • Mouse Practice Websites Using the left top button on the Computer Mouse, double click on the links below to practice using the Computer Mouse. Using a Mouse Mousercise To return to this tutorial after practicing, click on the “x” in the top right corner of the page.
    • Reading Placement Test The Reading Placement Test is a multiple-choice test that helps determine your reading skills. Five types of reading passages are included:  Practical Reading  Prose Fiction  Humanities  Social Sciences  Natural Sciences
    • Reading Placement Test  Link to sample reading questions: Compass Reading Questions To return to this tutorial after practicing, click on the “x” in the top right corner of the page.
    • Writing Skills Placement Test In this multiple-choice test, you are to find and correct errors in the areas of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. The Writing Skills Test evaluates skill levels in eight areas:         Punctuation Spelling Capitalization Usage Verb formation/agreement Relationships of clauses Shifts in construction Organization
    • Writing Skills Placement Test  Writing Skills Sample Questions: Writing Sample Questions To return to this tutorial after practicing, click on the “x” in the top right corner of the page.
    • Math Placement Test The Math Placement Test is a multiple-choice test that evaluates skills covering a variety of items from pre-algebra to advanced math. The test is adaptive and will end when skill levels are determined. The Math Placement Test has five subject areas:      Pre-Algebra Algebra College Algebra Geometry Trigonometry Students may use calculators that meet ACT specifications when taking the COMPASS math tests. ACT approved calculators
    • Math Placement Test  Link to sample math questions: Pre Algebra and Algebra Sample College Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry Sample Questions To return to this tutorial after using practicing, click on the “x” in the top right corner of the page.
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Test The COMPASS ESL test is multiple-choice and evaluates the skills of non-native English speakers for placement into the appropriate ESL courses. The ESL Test has three subject areas:  Listening  Reading  Grammar/Usage
    • ESL Listening This test assesses skills in understanding Standard American English. Listening tasks increase in difficulty with the rate of speech, vocabulary, and diction. You are allowed to take notes as you would in a lecture setting. The intent of the test is to measure listening skills.
    • ESL Reading This English placement test assesses your ability to recognize and use Standard American English in two major categories:  Referring (reading plainly stated material)  Reasoning (understanding meaning in material) The content of these areas will vary on the test according to levels of English proficiency.
    • ESL Grammar/Usage This English placement test assesses your ability to recognize and manipulate Standard American English in two main areas:  Sentence Elements – includes verbs, subjects, objects, modifiers, function words, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.  Sentence Structure and Syntax – includes word order, relationships between and among clauses, and agreement.
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Test  Link to ESL Sample Questions: ESL Sample Questions To return to this tutorial after practicing, click on the “x” in the top right corner of the page.
    • Welcome to Trident Technical College Remember to take your time with the test and do your best. We are pleased that you have chosen Trident Technical College !