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Concurrent

(Revised April 1, 2002)

 

In an effort to assure that all students pursuing degrees or certificates at Allen are fully prepared to succeed in college courses, the college administers assessment tests such as the COMPASS or ASSET to evaluate student readiness to meet college level mathematics, reading and writing requirements. Where assessment tests suggest a student cannot be successful in college level courses, there will be mandatory placement and the student will be required to successfully demonstrate mastery of competencies at the pre-college level as a prerequisite for registration in general education courses. In those cases where pre-college courses are indicated in all three areas, Allen may require completion of minimum competencies in all three areas before a student is allowed to begin general education courses. Successful completion of pre-requisites is required for a student to move to the next level.

 

Successful completion is a "C" or above and qualifying compass score for developmental courses.

 

In accordance with Allen Community College's commitment to student success, the mandatory placement scores are as follows:

Mathematic Courses

ACT Score

Compass Score

ASSET Score

Prerequisite

Beginning Mathematics
(MAT 014)

0 - 13

Pre-Algebra
0 - 21

Numeric Skills
0 - 32

 

Elementary Algebra or Internetworking Courses

 

14 - 17

Pre-Algebra
22 - 100
Algebra 0 - 30

Numeric Skills
33 and above

 

A grade of "C" or
above in MAT 014 Beginning Mathematics

Intermediate Algebra
(MAT 020)

18 - 19

Algebra
31 - 49

Elem. Algebra
39 - 44

A grade of "C" or above in MAT 015 Elem. Algebra and qualifying Compass score

College Algebra
(MAT 105)

 

20 and above

 

Algebra
50 - 100
College Algebra
0 - 43

Int. Algebra
39 and above

 

 

A grade of "C" or above in MAT 020
Intermediate Algebra

Composition Courses

ACT Writing Score

Compass Writing Score

Asset Writing
Score

Prerequisite

Fundamental English (COL 010)

0 - 11

0 - 22

0 - 34

 

Pre-Composition
(COL 011)

12 - 15

23 - 54

35 - 40

A grade of "C" or above in COL 010 Fund. English and qualifying Compass score

Composition I
(COL 101)

English Score 16 and above

Reading Score 16 and above

Writing Score 55 and above

Reading Score 73 and above

Writing Score 41 and above

Reading Score 39 and above

A grade of "C" or above in COL 011 Pre-Comp and a qualifying score on course exit exam

Reading Courses

ACT Reading Score

Compass Reading Score

Asset Reading Score

Prerequisite

Reading Fundamentals
(COL 012)

0 - 11

0 - 53

0 - 33

 

Intermediate Reading
(COL 013)

12 - 15

 

54 - 72

34 - 38

A grade "C" or above in COL 012 and qualifying Compass score

Science Courses

ACT Reading Score

Compass Reading Score

Asset Reading Score

Prerequisite

 

All Science Courses and Internetworking Courses

 

16 and above

73 and above

39 and above

A grade of "C" or above in COL 013 and qualifying Compass score

Literature Courses

ACT Reading Score

Compass Reading Score

Asset Reading Score

Prerequisite

All Literature Courses

 

 

 

A grade of "C" or above in COL 101 or concurrently enrolled in
COL 101

If a student scores below ACT 16, ASSET 39, or Compass 73 they will be enrolled in one of the reading courses above. If they do not score ACT 16, ASSET 39, or Compass 73 or above they will not be able to enroll in science classes, CISCO or English Composition I.

 

A student can appeal to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs or the Dean for Outreach Education for a change in placement to one level higher than test scores indicate. Only the Vice-President for Academic Affairs or Dean for Outreach Education can authorize enrollment in any math or writing courses without the appropriate test score. (7/21/04)

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