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ACT COMPASS™ TESTING HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH CAROLYN M. KELLEY SUPERVISOR COMPASS™ TESTING BY College Tech Prep • • • • • • Hamilton Hughes (Zoo Academy) U S Grant Western Hills Woodward Taft • Total 703 testing sessions Purpose of High School Outreach • Juniors – Wakeup call – Remedial work to help raise scores – Early college/scholarship planning • Seniors – Test scores can be used for college admission – Early admission to college • Schedule appointment with advisor • Financial • New student orientation Prepare for High School Testing • Teachers/Principals need to “buy in” to the idea • Students need to know when/where/why they are testing • Parents need to be informed of upcoming testing and testing results • Computers – Reserve a computer room – Software installed – Test turned on/correct test selected What is COMPASS™ • The ACT Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS) is a comprehensive assessment, advising, retention, and outcomes-oriented system of services. It was developed to help postsecondary institutions expand opportunities and increase the likelihood that entering students would achieve educational success and retention. ACT COMPASS™ TEST • Numerical Skills/Prealgebra – Students should be administered this test if they have had a limited or an undetermined exposure to algebra, have performed poorly in previous algebra courses, or have not used their algebra training for a long time. Numerical Skills/Prealgebra TECH PREP ‘09/’10 Domain Score Range Recommendation Pre-Algebra ATB 0-25 DE 0020 Basic Math 216/0.439 Pre-Algebra Domain 1 1-46 DE 0020 Basic Math 38 Pre-Algebra Domain 1 47-99 63 Total Number of Math Test=491 DE 0024 Basic Algebra 1 MAT 1161 Applied Algebra ACT COMPASS™ TEST • Algebra – Is most appropriate for students who have recently completed a prealegra or basic algebra course and for students whose current level of performance suggests a lack of readiness for a college-level algebra course. Algebra TECH PREP ‘09/’10 Domain Score Range Recommendation 17 55/0.112 Algebra Domain 2 1-23 DE 0024 Basic Algebra 1 MAT 1161 Applied Algebra 192/0.391 Algebra Domain 2 24-57 DE 0025 Basic Algebra 2 MAT 1105 Science Math MAT 1108 Math for Food Service MAT 1121 Business Math 1 MAT 1171 Tech Math 1 9/0.018 Algebra Domain 2 58-65 MAT 1124 Business Math MAT 1151 Intermediate Algebra MAT 1171 Tech Math 1 5 Algebra Domain 2 66-99 MAT 1111 Statistics 1 MAT 1152 Pre-Calculus 1. MAT 1191 Alg & Trig 1 Total Number of Math Test=491 ACT COMPASS™ TEST • College Algebra – Is most appropriate for students who have recently demonstrated proficiency in intermediate algebra courses College Algebra TECH PREP ‘09/’10 Domain Score Range 2 7/0.014 College Algebra 1-45 2 College Algebra 46-99 Total Number of Math Test=491 Recommendation MAT 1111 Statistics MAT 1152 Pre-Calculus 1 MAT 1191 Alg & Trig 1 MAT 1111 Statistics 1 or MAT 1153 Pre-Calculus 2 MAT 1128 Business Calculus MAT 1173 Alg & Trig 2 with Stats MAT 1192 Alg & Trig 2 ACT COMPASS™ TEST • Trigonometry – Assesses students’ understanding of trigonometric concepts and their application in problem solving Trigonometry TECH PREP ‘09/’10 Domain Score Range Recommendation MAT 1111 Statistics 1 or MAT 1153 Pre-Calculus 2 MAT 1128 Business Calculus MAT 1173 Alg & Trig 2 with Stats MAT 1192 Alg & Trig 2 6 8/0.016 Trigonometry 1-45 4/0.008 Trigonometry 46-99 Total Number of Math Test=491 MAT 1154 Calculus 1 MAT 1193 Analytical Geometry & Calculus ACT COMPASS™ TEST • Reading – Determine if the examinee has the reading skills necessary to succeed in a standard entry-level college course Reading TECH PREP ‘09/’10 159 Domain Score Range Recommendation Reading ATB 1-62 DE 0010 College Reading 1 4 Reading 1-60 DE 0010 College Reading 1 180 Reading 61-80 DE 0011College Reading 2 161 Reading 81-99 No Developmental Classes Required Total Number of Reading Tests=500 ACT COMPASS™ TEST • Writing – Assess student abilities in categories of usage/mechanics • Punctuation • Basic grammar and usage • Sentence structure – Rhetorical skills • Strategy • Organization • Style Writing TECH PREP ‘09/’10 Domain Score Range Recommendation 200 Writing ATB 1-32 DE 0003 Basic Writing 1 259 Writing 1-21 DE 0003 Basic Writing 1 150 Writing 22-54 DE 0004 Basic Writing 2 55 Writing 55-69 DE 0005 Basic Writing 3 153 Writing 70-99 ENG 1001English Composition 1 Total Number of Writing Tests=499 RETEST • Math – 52% same level DE classes – 30% scores higher but still in DE classes – 17% tested out of DE • Reading – 49% same level DE classes – 24% scored higher but still in DE classes – 27% tested out of DE • Writing – 16% same level de classes – 38% scores higher but still in De classes – 47% tested out of DE Reasons why student score low • Students did not understand the value of testing • They did not review sample questions prior to testing • They were not informed they were taking the test • They did not have adequate time to take the test • Computer/Internet problems • Physiological issues Reasons why students scored low • • • • • Psychological issues They rushed They did not read the directions They did not take the test seriously They may have taken algebra a few years ago