Mandatory Evaluation and Placement

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 or above 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 above or higher in math.

Student Success Advisors use placement scores in advising all students. Placement includes three tests: reading, writing, and mathematics. ESOL Placement tests are given when TESOL scores warrant. Placement scores become part of each student record.

Transfer students with prior COMPASS and/or ACCUPLACER scores may submit official scores for evaluation to the Placement Coordinator 913-288-7171.

Every first time college student will take the required placement evaluation. First time college students includes those taking courses on campus, online, at Pioneer Career Center, at the Technical Education Center, and through high school partnership/dual and concurrent enrollment program. The only individuals exempt from taking the placement exam are those:

  • Enrolling only in Wellness.
  • Enrolling only in a physical activity class from the exercise science curriculum.
  • Enrolling only in contract agreement with KCKCC.
  • Who have earned a two-year or higher degree and whose study included Math and English from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Placement Based On ACCUPLACER Exam

Adult Education

First time college students testing below 40 on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test should enroll in the On TRACK Program through continuing Education.

First time college students testing below 36 on the ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills 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

  • ACCUPLACER ESL Reading Proficiency score between 1 & 56
  • ACCUPLACER ESL Language Use Proficiency score between 1 & 54
  • ACCUPLACER ESL Sentence Meaning Proficiency score between 1 & 60
  • ACCUPLACER ESL Listening Proficiency score between 1 & 49

Reading

1-39 Enrollment in the Adult Education offered by Continuing Education.
40-60 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). 
60-74 Enrollment in READ0092 is required.

Although students are encouraged to select classes from the approved list of courses for students who test below 75 on the Reading Test they are not required to do so. Students should not enroll in more than 12 semester hours (6 in summer).
75-120 College level and above. No reading class is required.

Sentence Skills

1-35 Enrollment in the Adult Education offered by Continuing Education.
36-69 Enrollment in ENGL0099 (Pre-Composition) is required. Student may not in enroll in Composition I at this time. 
70-120 If reading test score is below 75, student must enroll in Pre-Composition and may not enroll in Composition I at this time.

If reading test score is 75 or above, student may enroll directly in Composition I. 

Mathematics

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.  MATH0099 Elementary Algebra, with Reading score of 60+

1-40 MATH0097,Math Essentials, with Reading score of 40+ 
41-70 MATH0099 Elementary Algebra, with Reading score of 60+
71-99 MATH0104 Intermediate Algebra  
100-120 Student may take any math course providing all additional prerequisites for that course are met. 

Approved Courses for Students Who Test Below 75 on the Reading Test

Health Professions:
ALHT 0104 Nursing Assistant (Score of 65+ required)
EMTC 0105 Emergency Medical Responder (Score of 65+ required)
EMTC0128 EMT Accelerated (Score of 65+ required)
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
NURS0100 Orientation to Nursing
PHTR0130 Introduction to Physical Therapy
 
Business:
BUSN0100 Introduction to Accounting
BUSN0290 Motivational Dynamics
BUSN1151 Basic Keyboarding
BUSN1153 Speedbuilding I
BUSN1163 Speedbuilding II
 
Humanities:
DIGI 0115 Beginning Photoshop
DIGI 0116 Intermediate PhotoShop
DIGI 0117 Advanced Photoshop
DIGI 0174 Beginning Illustrator
DIGI 0175 Advanced Illustrator
DIGI 0176 Graphic Design: Multi-Media and Web I
DIGI 0177 Graphic Design: Multi-Media and Web II
FNAR 0111 Drawing I
FNA R0121 Painting I
FNAR 0151 Sculpture I
FNAR 0161 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 (Score of 60+ required)
MATH0104

With appropriate math score

 
Social Science:
CHLD0114 Infant and Toddler First Aid and CPR
HIST0211 Contemporary Issues
PSYC0112 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
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