Assessment & Testing

Assessment Scores and Course Equivalences

Students without a high school degree or high school equivalency diploma should be referred to the Hawkeye High School Completion program.

Math Course Placement Scores

COMPASS
(Pre-Algebra)
ACT
(Math)
ASSET
(Numerical)
ACCUPLACER
(Arithmetic)
ACCUPLACER
(Elementary Algebra)

Course Recommendation
1–17 1–12 23–30 1–28 NA ACCUPLACER PAL or ESL Referral ***
18–23 13 31–37 29–39 NA MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math **
20–38 14 34–39 33–62 NA MAT-048 Preparatory Math for Elementary Algebra
24–38 14–15 38–39 40–62 NA MAT-052 Pre-Algebra **
39–100 16–18 40–55 63–102 56–96 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra **
24–100 14–36 38–55 40–120 56–120 MAT-772 Applied Math
COMPASS
(Algebra)
ACT
(Math)
ASSET
(Elementary Algebra)
ACCUPLACER
(Elementary Algebra)

Course Recommendation
1–25 NA NA 1–44 No placement. Can take Arithmetic test.
26–41 16–18 32–39 56–84 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra **
42–65 19–23 40–55 85–120 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry/Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
66–100 24 NA NA MAT-122 College Algebra
COMPASS
(College Algebra)
ACT
(Math)
ASSET
(Intermediate Alg)
ACCUPLACER
(College Level Math)
MATH
Course Recommendations
1–30 NA NA 1–39 No placement. Can take Elementary Algebra test.
NA 19–23 NA 40–49 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry/Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
31–50 24 45–55 50–59 MAT-122 College Algebra
51–100 25–26 NA 60–79 MAT-128 Precalculus
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
COMPASS
(Trigonometry)
ACT
(Math)
ASSET
(College Algebra)
ACCUPLACER
(College Level Math)
MATH
Course Recommendations
1–30 NA NA 1–39 No placement. Can take Elementary Algebra test.
31–50 25–26 45–47 60–79 MAT-128 Precalculus
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
51–100 27–36 48–55 80–120 MAT-210 Calculus I

Reading Course Placement

COMPASS
(Reading)
ACT
(Reading)
ASSET
(Reading)
ACCUPLACER
(Reading)
READING
Course Recommendations
1–39 1–12 23–30 1–31 ACCUPLACER PAL or ESL Referral ***
40–46 13 31 32–41 RDG-038 College Prep Reading I **
47–68 14–15 32–33 42–57 RDG-039 College Prep Reading II **
69–81 16–18 34–37 58–75 RDG-040 College Prep Reading III **
82–100 19–36 38–53 76–120 Transfer/Technical Credit Course (Ex. Psychology, Sociology)

Writing Course Placement

COMPASS
(Writing)
ACT
(English)
ASSET
(Writing)
ACCUPLACER
(Sentence Skills)
ACCUPLACER
(Sentence Skills)
WRITING
Course Recommendations
1–19 1–12 23–30 0–1 1–41 ACCUPLACER PAL or ESL Referral ***
20–40 13–15 31–34 2–3 42–63 ENG-060 College Prep Writing I **
41–64 16–18 35–39 4–5 64–81 ENG-061 College Prep Writing II **
41–100 16–36 35–54 4–8 64–120 COM-730 Communications
65–100 19–36 40–54 6–8 82–120 COM-781 Written Comm. in the Workplace
ENG-105 Composition I

** Success Courses

*** Optional ESL assessment upon request with ELL coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.

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