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Maria,

At our branch campus of a 4 year university, we administer the COMPASS test
for reading, writing, and math. Students with weak reading strategies can
place into one of three levels of reading, with the last level receiving
three credit hours with a grade.

Katy



At 04:55 PM 03/14/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>I have been asked by our VPAA to find out which placement tests are
>administered by 4-year colleges.  I am urging our administration to
>administer a reading placement test as well as the usual writing and math
>placement tests, but the belief here is that only community colleges test
>for reading.  I'm sure it is more common in community colleges, but how many
>of you four-year colleges administer a reading test?  I deal with at-risk
>students, and I see how many of their problems stem from an inability to
>read well.
>Can you provide me with any information?
>
>Maria McKinney
>Director of Academic Support Services
>Dominican College of San Rafael
>50 Acacia Avenue
>San Rafael, CA 94901
>415.458.3781