The compass exam is composed of 4 parts.
A multiple-choice test that helps to determine if students have the reading skills they need to succeed in standard entry-level college courses.
Five types of reading comprehension passages are included:
- Practical Reading
- Prose Fiction
- Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences
The Writing Skills Diagnostics Tests evaluate students’ skill levels in eight content domains:
- Verb formation/agreement
- Relationships of clauses
- Shifts in construction
(e-Write) In addition to a holistic score, e-Write provides subscores in the areas of:
- Focus—consistency and clarity in identifying and maintaining the main idea or point of view
- Content—extent to which the topic is addressed by the development of ideas and the specificity of details and examples
- Organization—unity and coherence achieved through logical sequence of ideas
- Style—how effectively the chosen language enhances the writer’s purpose
- Conventions—control of mechanics in grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation.
The Math Placement Test is a multiple-choice test that evaluates students’ ability levels in terms of basic skills such as performing a sequence of basic operations, application skills such as applying sequences of basic operations to novel settings or in complex ways, and analysis skills such as demonstrating conceptual understanding of principles and relationships for mathematical operations. The Math Placement Test offers up to five subject areas:
- College Algebra
Tutorial sessions are individualized and private. With this in mind, diagnostic testing is required and previous exam scores should be submitted during enrollment (if applicable) to AAT in order to create a program that will help you or your student succeed. Students may select desired subject areas or tutor in all areas of the test.
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