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ACT COMPASS™ Testing High School Outreach. by Carolyn M. Kelley Supervisor COMPASS™ Testing. 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

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act compass testing high school outreach

ACT COMPASS™ Testing High School Outreach

by Carolyn M. Kelley

Supervisor COMPASS™ Testing

college tech prep
College Tech Prep
  • Hamilton
  • Hughes (Zoo Academy)
  • U S Grant
  • Western Hills
  • Woodward
  • Taft
  • Total 703 testing sessions
purpose of high school outreach
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
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
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
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
Numerical Skills/Prealgebra

Total Number of Math Test=491

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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
Algebra

Total Number of Math Test=491

act compass test2
ACT COMPASS™ TEST
  • College Algebra
    • Is most appropriate for students who have recently demonstrated proficiency in intermediate algebra courses
college algebra
College Algebra

Total Number of Math Test=491

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ACT COMPASS™ TEST
  • Trigonometry
    • Assesses students’ understanding of trigonometric concepts and their application in problem solving
trigonometry
Trigonometry

Total Number of Math Test=491

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ACT COMPASS™ TEST
  • Reading
    • Determine if the examinee has the reading skills necessary to succeed in a standard entry-level college course
reading
Reading

Total Number of Reading Tests=500

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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
Writing

Total Number of Writing Tests=499

retest
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
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
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