Compass is an untimed, computer-adaptive college placement test given at Kentucky high schools to grade 12 students that have not met the Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE) benchmarks on the ACT.
Meeting the benchmarks on this assessment benefits
- Students and Parents by allowing placement into college credit-bearing courses
- Schools by improving the College and/or Career Readiness Rate
- Postsecondary institutions by reducing the need for remedial classes.
Prior to administering the COMPASS assessment, all proctors must have completed a COMPASS training session offered by the Kentucky Department of Education.
A COMPASS Update Training is available for previously trained staff. Important policies were reviewed; new components of COMPASS for the 2014-15 school year and anticipated changes coming in 2015-16 (Compass 5.0) were included in the update training. This session is approximately 30 minutes.
ONLINE COMPASS TRAINING SERIES
This series of voice-over PowerPoints covers several topics, including how to administer the COMPASS assessment to students and how to create reports. Below is the training series and documentation for 2014-15.
The course is designed to be viewed in this order:
COMPASS Correcting Student Information
COMPASS Additional Resources
- Introduction to COMPASS On Demand Training Series
- Administering COMPASS On Demand Training
- Creating Reports
For new staff, OAA suggests beginning with the Introduction and continuing through each section. Those already trained may begin with any topic; the most popular being reports.