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COMPASS Ranges

Computerized Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System

After completing the COMPASS placement test, you should receive a COMPASS/ESL Standard Individual Report. The COMPASS testing program interprets your responses and places you according to the ranges of scores below.  The scores are not "cut-off" scores; they do not indicate how close you were to the next level.  Your advisor will help you enroll in the appropriate courses.

Tennessee Board of Regents Placement Ranges

 

Course Placement

COMPASS Ranges

Writing

Basic Composition

01-35

Dev. Composition - Enroll in ENGL 1010 Combo

36-76

College

77-99

Reading

Critical Reading I - Enroll in ACAD 1100

01-60

Critical Reading II - Enroll in ACAD 1100

61-82

College

83-99

Math

Basic - Must take ALEKS Exam

01-16

Elementary - Must take ALEKS Exam

17-27

Intermediate - Must Take ALEKS Exam

28-37

 College - Must Take ALEKS Exam

38-99

All students, regardless of their ACT math subscore, are required to take the ALEKS placement exam for math.

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