The COMPASS (Computerized Placement Assessment and Support System) test is a comprehensive computerized adaptive testing system designed to assist institutions and students in proper course placement (credit or preparatory). The three COMPASS placement measures are mathematics, reading, and writing. Students are given the placement COMPASS because there is substantial reason to believe they are unprepared for college-level work whether from poor high school performance or time away from school. The test is given as an opportunity to show that—despite lack of necessary high school preparation, rusty skills, or low SAT’s—students may be prepared for college work and can thereby exit Learning Support requirements by passing the test. At Clayton State University students are required to take the COMPASS test for the following reasons:
Clayton State University COMPASS Placement Scores Requirements:
COMPASS Math Preparation Workshops are offered by the Center for Academic Success every semester. The workshops are three hours long and held on Saturdays. For more details on upcoming workshops, please contact the Center for Academic Success at (678) 466-4070.