The Reading Placement Test can help determine if students have the skills to succeed in standard entry-level college courses or if they need developmental reading courses or other instructional support.
Five types of reading comprehension passages are included:
- Practical Reading
- Prose Fiction
- Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences
Items have multiple-choice response options. The new format in COMPASS® for Windows makes it possible for students to see and read a passage on one side of the screen while the test questions and answer choices are displayed on the other half of the screen.
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The reading diagnostic section includes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reader profile components.