COMPASS Test Scoring System

The COMPASS test is a tool designed for academic advisers to place students in appropriate leveled courses. As a general guide, the following scores typically correspond with entry courses for student's first year at TVCC.

* These courses don't qualify for financial aid.

Writing Skills

0-21
WR 80
*Essential Basics of College Writing
22-37
WR 90
Fundamentals of Composition
38-58
WR 95
English Composition
59-74
WR 115
Introduction to College Writing
75-100
WR 121
English Composition

Reading Skills

0-35
 
*Individual Reading Assessment
35-60
RD 11
*Reading Improvement
61-80
RD 12
Developmental Reading
81-100
 
No reading course required

Math Placement Domains

Unlike Reading Skills and Writing Skills, there are 4 "placement domains" for Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra, and Trigonometry, and they appear below. It is helpful to understand that a score of 55 in the Algebra domain is higher than a score of 95 in the Pre-Algebra domain. This is best demonstrated by the corresponding course placement shown next to the score ranges in which 55 in Algebra and 95 in Pre-Algebra fit. This example is true for each of the Math domains. If you have questions, please call and Academic Advisor at 541-881-5832.

Pre-Algebra Skills

0-22
Math 10
*Basic Math I
23-38
Math 20
Basic Math II
39-54
Math 25
Pre-Algebra
55-100
Math 63
Math 65
Math 98
AET 211
Technical Math I
Beginning Algebra
Quantitative Literacy
Engineering Problems

Algebra Skills

0-45
Math 63
Math 65
Math 98
AET 211
Technical Math I
Beginning Algebra
Quantitative Literacy
Engineering Problems
30-45

BA 104
Business Math
46-65
Math 95
Intermediate Algebra
66-100
Math 105
Math 111
Math 211
Contemporary Mathematics
College Algebra
Fundamentals of Elementary Math

College Algebra Skills

0-35
Math 95
Intermediate Algebra
36-59
Math 105
Math 111
Math 211
Contemporary Mathematics
College Algebra
Fundamentals of Elementary Math
60-100
Math 112
Math 113
Math 243
Elementary Functions
Pre-Calculus
Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Trigonometry Skills

0-40
Math 112
Math 113
Math 243
Elementary Functions
Pre-Calculus
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
41-100
Math 251
Calculus with Analytic Geometry