Published: 11/2/2016 3:25 PM

Compass was an untimed, computer-adaptive college placement test given at Kentucky high schools to grade 12 students that had not met the Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE) benchmarks on the ACT. The ACT Compass assessment has been sunsetted by the vendor and is no longer in use through the KDE system. Some colleges continue to administer Compass through November 30, 2016.

Meeting the benchmarks on this placement 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.


KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394