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COMPASS ® Update Training. 2012-13. Unbridled Learning: College and/or Career Ready for All . Agenda Overview of COMPASS® Testing College and Career Readiness Rate New This Year Site Administration Renewal. Overview of Program. Opportunity for Seniors who have not met CPE benchmarks in:

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unbridled learning college and or career ready for all
Unbridled Learning: College and/or Career Ready for All


  • Overview of COMPASS® Testing
  • College and Career Readiness Rate
  • New This Year
  • Site Administration Renewal
overview of program
Overview of Program
  • Opportunity for Seniors who have not met CPE benchmarks in:
  • Writing Skills (English)-18
  • Mathematics-19
  • Reading-20
  • NOT a Mandatory Assessment
  • Seniors may test TWICE
second administration
Second Administration

Seniors may take each eligible assessment twice.


  • Students receive intervention
  • First COMPASS® administration
  • Students who did not met benchmarks completed an additional intervention (MINIMUM FIVE DAYS BETWEEN ADMINISTRATIONS)
  • Second COMPASS® administration
compass testing dates
COMPASS® Testing Dates

No testing window restrictions

Open through

June 15, 2013

college ready status
College Ready Status
  • Tracking of College Readiness is available on the JCPS CCR dashboard.
  • If you do not have access to this please contact:
    • Jimmy Genslinger:
college ready status continued
College Ready Status (continued)
  • Includes all seniors in the school
  • If the data is not up to date (check date on screen), please contact Jimmy and he will pull the most current data.
college ready status continued1
College Ready Status (continued)
  • If you are not familiar with the dashboard please view the “CCR Dashboard User Guide” on the JCPS Testing Unit website.
  • This can be found on the Building Assessment Coordinator page under the COMPASS dropdown menu.
college career readiness rate continued
College/Career Readiness Rate (continued)
  • Based on Grade 12 students (graduates or completers with G-Codes in Infinite Campus)
  • Includes best score from all ACT State and National Administrations in Kentucky
  • Data reviewed by schools and districts prior to fall report
opportunities to demonstrate readiness
Opportunities to Demonstrate Readiness
  • Schools provide opportunities for their graduates to demonstrate readiness
  • ACT – Junior year
  • COMPASS or KYOTE – Senior year
  • Career Measures – Throughout high school
    • Career academic (ASVABor WorkKeys)
    • Career technical (KOSSA ,Industry certificates or JROTC)
  • Seating Charts
  • Students may test only TWICE
    • Offenders of this rule
      • 1st Offense—Written Warning to DAC
      • 2nd Offense
        • Testing System Turned Off for School
        • Appropriate Practice/Use Form Completed and returned to KDE before system reactivated
      • 3rd Offense
        • Testing allegation
        • Removal of individual(s) from system
new this year
New This Year
  • Grade Level Administration
  • Postsecondary Access
  • Irregularity Report Spreadsheet Posted on the JCPS Testing Unit website under the COMPASS dropdown menu.
  • Changes to COMPASS Administration Site
  • Changes to ACT COMPASS Web Page
grade level assessments
Grade Level Assessments
  • The assigned grade level shall determine the state tests to administer.
  • COMPASS®: Students must be classified as Grade 12 in Infinite Campus--take COMPASS®
  • ACT: Students must be classified as Grade 11 in Infinite Campus--take the ACT March Administration
  • Note: This change will increase the number of students eligible for the COMPASS® administration.
postsecondary access
Postsecondary Access

These Postsecondary institutions have direct access to student scores

  • University of Pikeville
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Kentucky
  • Northern Kentucky University
irregularity report
Irregularity Report
  • Irregularity Report Spreadsheet Online
  • Purpose
    • JCPS Testing Unit will communicate to KDE individual student(s) technical issues
    • KDE will pull student scores from final file
    • If you have test irregularities, the completed form should be sent monthly to Ryan Goepper
    • Directions are included on the form
site administration
Site Administration
  • Staff Changes
  • Changing Passwords
  • Forgotten Password
  • Training for New COMPASS® Administrators
  • Workstation Setup
  • Administrator Tests

staff changes at existing test centers
Staff Changes at Existing Test Centers
  • E-mail form to:
  • All staff updates MUST come from the PRINCIPAL
  • Information required:
    • Testing Site
    • Name of Personnel to Add or Delete
    • Phone
    • E-mail
    • Title
    • COMPASS® Role (i.e., Technical, Test Coordinator)

COMPASS® Staff Update Form

changing passwords


Changing Passwords
  • Yearly Change Recommended
forgotten password
Forgotten Password

Existing staff who have forgotten their passwords must contact:

ACT Technical Support

(800) 645-1992

Option 2

training for compass administrators
Training for COMPASS® Administrators
  • Annual Administration Code and Inclusion of Special Populations Regulations
  • Previously trained staff must view the COMPASS® Update Training
  • New staff must complete the New Administration Training
    • Online COMPASS® Training Series available from the JCPS Testing Unit website.
  • Once all training has been completed each person will be required to sign and return a College and Career Ready Training Verification form to the JCPS Testing Unit.
act compass web page



workstation setup
Workstation Setup

For Technical Staff

ACT Technical Support

(800) 645-1992

Option 2 (COMPASS® Technical Support)

administrator tests
Administrator Tests

“Free” Test

  • Using Administrator Tests
    • 11111 and any combination of five numbers
    • Once the number/name combination is used, keep using the same combination, when testing workstations or training staff.
  • These tests are NOT for students.
  • These are “live” or actual tests and should not be shared with anyone.
contact information
Contact Information

COMPASS Technical Support


(800) 645-1992

Option 2

Available 24 x 7

General Program Information

  • Ryan Goepper (JCPS)

(502) 485-3388


Intervention Information

  • April Pieper (KDE)

(502) 564-2106