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Ooops, sorry, didn't clarify.  No, that 23 is the reading/verbal score, not the composite.   We are in our first year of using the COMPASS so we're just now reviewing our
cutoffs, etc.

~Karen Becker
Coordinator, Reading & Study Skills Center
Youngstown State University

Jan Taylor wrote:

> I am interested to hear from others what ACT score you use to direct students to the reading placement test. Karen, is the 23 you mentioned the verbal score or the composite?
> Here in the MC Learning Center, we are looking at the relationship between admissions standards and reading/writing expectations on campus.
>
> Thanks-
> Jan Taylor
> Maryville College Learning Center
> Maryville, TN
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Becker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 1:49 PM
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> Subject: Re: Reading Placement Assessments
>
> Elizabeth,
> Here at Youngstown State University in Ohio we just moved in COMPASS, using ACT score of 23 or above to NOT
> take reading placement test.  Those who have the low ACT scores then are tested and placed in a BASIC
> Reading & Study Skills course if scoring below 60 and placed in an ADVANCED Reading & Study Skills course
> w/scores between 61 & 79.
> Hope this is helpful -- good to hear what others are doing on this!    Keep the info coming!
>
> ~Karen Becker
> Coordinator, Reading &Study Skills Center
> Youngstown State University
>
> Elizabeth Brown wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to get a sense of the reading placement assessments which
> > are being used at other institutions.
> >
> > At Mt. Mary, we currently use the Nelson-Denny test and are interested
> > to find out who else makes use of this assessment.  Does anyone use ACT
> > scores as a sole placement instrument for reading?  Finally, I'd be
> > happy to learn of other options for determining placement into reading
> > courses.  Any details about cut-off scores, etc. would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your input -- especially since I am asking
> > between semesters!
> >
> > Beth Brown
> > Mount Mary College
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