Taking the COMPASS
A free way to get college ready!
- Save $$$ on tuition!
- Earn a final exam exemption (trust me, you'll want this in May)
- Earn a lovely honor cord - BLING! - to wear over your graduation robe. (I didn't have bling at graduation. It really stunk. Trust me on this one too.)
- Take pride in achieving this academic goal
- Help the Class of 2016 earn recognition for a high percentage of college-ready graduates.
Highlights of COMPASS:
- Free! You can take it twice at DCHS for free and once at OCTC. If you need to take it a fourth time, you'll pay a small fee.
- College placement exam
- You take it here at school when you feel ready for it (and I approve it)
- One section at a time. In other words, if you are only missing your English benchmark, you don't have to take a test in math, reading, and science (like the ACT) to try to get your benchmark. You only test for the benchmark you're missing.
- If you're missing all three benchmarks, you still get to take one section at a time. You can take the tests weeks apart!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR COMPASS
If you sometimes have free time during the day (student assistant, study hall, co-op, college hours, etc.)...
I'll work with you one on one or in small groups to help you prepare for the COMPASS.
*I've helped many students who scored in the low teens on one or more sections of the ACT successfully prepare for the COMPASS. I can help you too.
If your schedule is packed...
These are the resources I'll use to help you prepare:
For your English Benchmark:
University of North Georgia practice exams: http://ung.edu/learning-support/compass-practice-exams.php
Portland Community College COMPASS skill review packet: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/tutoring/sylvania/student-success/documents/total.pdf
Shmoop Grammar: http://www.shmoop.com/grammar/
Method Test Prep. You already have this (we bought it for you). It's on your ILP on Career Cruising.
For your Math Benchmark:
For your Reading Benchmark: