Basic Skills Assessment (COMPASS)
Links to Sample Questions and Information
You may download PDF versions of additional sample questions for COMPASS placement measures. Each file includes answers to all the sample questions.
Numerical Skills/PreAlgebra and Algebra(14 pages; 643KB)
College Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry(17 pages; 663KB)
Reading(11 pages; 612KB)
Writing Skills(28 pages; 656KB)
For additional sample Compass questions click here.
COMPASS testing is required for many MTC academic programs, and it is an essential tool for achieving student success.
Students are encouraged to complete these assessments prior to selecting first term classes. However, the assessments must be completed prior to registration for the first English, math, or computer course.
Students may be exempt from completing assessment if they:
These evaluations are designed to test students in three academic areas (writing, reading, and numerical skills/PreAlgebra and Algebra) and suggest initial English and/or math courses that are appropriate for the demonstrated academic skill level. In this way, students are not placed in a course that is above their abilities or a ‘‘rehash’’ of skills they have already mastered.
Students are required to successfully complete the recommended
brush-up courses, indicated by their assessment score,
prior to registering for college-level English, math, or computer
Please call the Student Resource Center 740.389.4636 ext. 4173, if you have any questions or want to set up an appointment. Special needs can be accommodated with advanced notification. Contact Mike Stuckey at 740.389.4636 ext. 4171.