The ACT Compass Reading exam is a computer adaptive, untimed college placement examination designed to help educators evaluate skill levels and place high school students in level appropriate college courses. The ACT Compass Reading exam is designed to assess students’ readiness for entry-level college courses. Each domain tested in the ACT Compass Reading exam is multiple choice. There are two separate exams in the Compass Reading program, a placement exam and a diagnostic exam to evaluate specific skill levels.
The ACT Compass Reading Placement exam covers five types of reading comprehension passages:
• Practical Reading
• Prose Fiction
• Social Sciences
• Natural Sciences
Each ACT Compass Reading Diagnostic exam evaluates skills in the areas of:
• Reading Comprehension
• Reader Profile
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