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Mandatory Evaluation and Mandatory Placement

Mandatory Evaluation and Mandatory Placement were adopted by the Kansas City Kansas Board of Trustees on June 12, 2001. First-time college students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the last 24 months may be exempt from taking the placement evaluation in Reading and Writing if their score is ACT 23/SAT 575 in Reading and English. First-time college students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the last 24 months may be exempt from taking the placement evaluation in Math if their score is ACT 23/SAT 575 or higher in math.

  1. Every first time college student will take the required placement*1 evaluation.

    First time college students include:
    • On campus
    • Online
    • Leavenworth Center
    • Technical Education Center
    • High school partnership/concurrent enrollments

    Exceptions are students enrolling:
    • Only in Wellness
    • Only in a physical activity class from the exercise science curriculum
    • Only in contract agreement with KCKCC,
      OR
    • Those students who have earned a two-year or higher degree and whose study included math and English from an accredited post-secondary institution

  2. Advisors use placement scores*2 in advising all students.

  3. The Admissions Office will only process enrollments*3 for first-time students with placement scores or those who meet the above exceptions.

    *1Placement includes three tests: reading, writing, and mathematics. ESOL placement tests are given when TOEFL scores warrant or English language proficiency indicates. Placement scores become part of each student record.

    *2The system will check students who were not placed correctly based on their scores, and/or students who have not successfully completed the course(s) required by placement. These students will return to their advisor.

    *3The system will check students who do not have placement scores on file.

COMPASS Exam: Range Of Scores And Guidelines
For First-Time College Students
Enrolling In English And/Or Math

Adult Education
First time college students testing below 35 on the COMPASS Reading comprehension test should enroll in the On TRACK Program through continuing Education.

ESL students testing into the following score ranges should enroll in the Adult Education On TRACK ESOL program through Continuing Education

COMPASS ESL Reading score between 1 & 37

COMPASS ESL Grammar/Usage score between 1 & 41

COMPASS ESL Listening score between 1& 41

Reading Skills

0 to 34 Enrollment in the Adult Education offered by Continuing Education.
 
35 to 55 Enrollment in READ0091 is required.
Students must select classes from the approved list of courses for READ0091. They should not enroll in more than 12 semester hours (6 in summer). Students should see a developmental advising specialist and/or their developmental instructor for enrollment.
 
56 to 72 Enrollment in READ0092 is required.
Although students are encouraged to select classes from the approved list of courses for READ0091, they are not required to do so. Students should not enroll in more than 12 semester hours (6 in summer). Students should see a developmental advising specialist and/or their developmental instructor for enrollment.
 
73 to 100 College level and above. No reading class is required.

Approved Courses for Students Who Test Below 73 on the Reading Test

Students who test into READ0091 (35 to 55) must select classes from this list.
Students who test into READ0092 (56 to 72) are encouraged to select classes from this list, but are not required to do so. R
EAD0091 and READ0092 students should not enroll in more than 12 credit hours (6 during Summer)

Allied Health/Nursing:
EMTC0123 Emergency Medical Technician I (NEED SCORE of 56+)
EMTC0124 Emergency Medical Technician I (NEED SCORE of 56+)
EMTC0128 EMT Accelerated (NEED SCORE of 56+)
EXSC0108 Bowling
EXSC0115 First Aid
EXSC0143 Weight Training - Physical Conditioning
EXSC0148-151 Wellness and Fitness Center
EXSC0201 Introduction to Physical Education and Exercise Science
EXSC0210 Sports Officiating
EXSC0290 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
FRSC0100 Firefighter I
FRSC0211 Firefighter II
HZMT0120 Chemical Spill and Release Response
NURS0120 Nursing Assistant (NEED SCORE of 56+)
NURS0100 Orientation to Nursing
PHTR0130 Introduction to Physical Therapy
RSCR0120 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care
 
Business:
BUSN0100 Introduction to Accounting
BUSN0290 Motivational Dynamics
BUSN1151 Basic Keyboarding
BUSN1153 Speedbuilding I
BUSN1163 Speedbuilding II
BUSN0100 Introduction to Accounting
BUSN0290 Motivational Dynamics
 
Humanities:
DIGI0115 Beginning Photoshop
DIGI0116 Intermediate PhotoShop
DIGI0117 Advanced PhotoShop
DIGI0174 Beginning Illustrator
DIGI0175 Advanced Illustrator
DIGI0176 Graphic Design: Multi-Media and Web I
DIGI0177 Graphic Design: Multi-Media and Web II
FNAR0111 Drawing I
FNAR0121 Painting I
FNAR0151 Sculpture I
FNAR0161 Ceramics I
MUSC0110 Music Fundamentals
Any of the Bands, Choirs, Ensembles or Private Lessons
THTR0105 Introduction to Acting
THTR0110 Improvisation
HUMN0150 Introduction to Women's Studies
HUMN0151 Men and Masculinities
 
Math/Science:
CIST0100 Introduction to the Internet
CIST0101 Computer Concepts and Applications
CIST0111 Microcomputer Business Software
CIST0117 Local Area Networking (with previous computer experience)
CIST0137 HTML: Web Page Development
CIST0166 Microcomputer Applications I (Spreadsheets)
MATH0097 Math Essentials (NEED READ SCORE of 35+)
MATH0099 Elementary Algebra (NEED READ SCORE of 56+)
MATH0104

With appropriate math score

 
Social Science:
CHLD0114 Infant and Toddler First Aid and CPR
HIST0211 Contemporary Issues
HUDV0100 First Year Experience
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
PSYC0112 Psychology of Personal Adjustment

Writing Skills
Students must take the reading test with the sentence skills test to qualify for Composition I.

 

0 to 44

Enrollment in ENGL0099 (Pre-Composition) is required. Student may not in enroll in Composition I at this time.

45-100

If reading test score is below 73, student must enroll in Pre-Composition and may not enroll in Composition I at this time.

If reading test score is 73 or above, student may enroll directly in Composition I.

Math Skills
These math scores are to be used for placement in math classes only for first-time college students or students who have never taken a math class at any college.

Pre-Algebra Test Scores

0 to 45

MATH0097,Math Essentials, with Reading score of 35+

46 to 100

MATH0099 Elementary Algebra, with Reading score of 56+ 

   
Algebra Test Scores
0 to 45 MATH0099 Elementary Algebra, with Reading score of 56+
46 to 65 MATH0104 Intermediate Algebra
66 to 100 MATH0105 College Algebra
   
College Algebra Test Scores
0 to 45 MATH0105 College Algebra
46 to 100 Student may take any math course providing all additional prerequisites for that course are met.