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The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT Exam,

which is administered in September, October, December, February, April and

June of each year (click ACT link at left for more details). However, MAC also

offers the COMPASS examination for those students unable to complete the

ACT prior to registration.

The COMPASS test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s

Assessment Center, as well as other satellite locations. You do not need
computer skills to take the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less
stressful than traditional paper and pencil tests. The COMPASS is designed
to measure current skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used
to select appropriate levels of the English and Math courses you will take.

If you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like to retake
the COMPASS, you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish
in one or all of the three subject areas.

 

Mineral Area College Placement Scores: 

 

ENGLISH:  ACT AND COMPASS

COURSE PLACEMENT

ACT ENGLISH

SCORE

COMPASS ENG/WRITING SCORE

ENG 1330  English Composition I

18+

70+

ENG 0970  Basic Writing II

(LC-ENG 0240, 0250, 0260)

13-17

27-69

ENG 0960  Basic Writing  I

(LC-ENG 0210, 0220, 0230)

0-12

0-26

                                      MATH:  ACT SCORES

MAT1650  Calculus I

28+

MAT1600  Calculus for Business
27

MAT1330  Trigonometry

27

MAT1230   College Algebra

23-26

MAT1530   Foundations of Math (Ele.Ed)

23-26

MAT1130   Intermediate Algebra

19-22

TEC1900    Technical Math I

15-18

MAT0950   Elementary Algebra (LC-MAT 0110, 0120, 0130)

15-18

MAT0900   Arithmetic (LC-MAT 0020, 0030, 0040)

0-14

                                      MATH:  COMPASS SCORES

 
ALG
CALG
TRIG

MAT1650 Calculus I

95-100

76-100

67-100

MAT1330 Trigonometry

90- 94

72-75

63-66

MAT1230 College Algebra

66-89

53-71

46-62

MAT1530 Foundations of Math

66-89

53-71

46-62

MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra

38-65

31-52

Use CALG

TEC1900 Technical Math I

23-37

23-30

Use CALG

MAT0950 Elementary Algebra (LC-

MAT 0110, 0120, 0130)

23-37

23-30

Use CALG

MAT0900 Arithmetic (LC-MAT 0020, 0030, 0040)

0-22

0-22

Use CALG

 

READING:  ACT AND COMPASS

                                                      ACT                                    COMPASS

Reading Courses Not Required

18+

80+

RDG 0900 - College Reading & Study Skills

12-17

51-79

RDG 0750 - Basic Reading Skills 

0-11

0-50

 

The fee for the COMPASS test is $20 for all three test subject areas, $15 for two test subject areas, or $10 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check.

 

Click here to schedule your COMPASS exam.

 

MINERAL AREA COLLEGE DAILY
  COMPASS  
TESTING
 
SCHEDULE
    PARK HILLS CAMPUS            
Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.
12:30 P.M.       12:30 P.M.       12:30 P.M.
*3 P.M.       *3 P.M.        
        *Subject to change    

 

PERRYVILLE CAMPUS COMPASS TESTING SCHEDULE

 

Call 573-547-4143 or come to office to schedule testing time.

 

If you would like to take a sample test online, please click the following link: COMPASS Sample Test

For COMPASS test preparation, please click the following link:

COMPASS Test Prep

For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:

Free Math Help

Mathway

 

If you still have questions regarding the COMPASS test, please contact
Mike Easter, Director of Assessment at 573-518-2188.