Other Placement Tests
The COMPASS (Computerized Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System) is a computerized placement test. Pitt Community College does not administer the COMPASS test, but will accept scores from the COMPASS test taken at another institution, provided that the scores are not more than 3 years old.
The COMPASS is an adaptive test, meaning the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. The number of questions you receive on the test is also dependent on the answers you submit. Submitting an answer before proceeding to the next question is extremely important. Any question(s) left blank will be marked wrong and count against your final score. The test is comprised of both an English section and a math section. The English section has a writing and reading component. The math section measures skills in both pre-algebra and algebra.
Visit http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html in preparation for the COMPASS placement test: (This link leaves the PCC website and is not owned or operated by PCC; therefore, does not necessarily reflect the views of the college or its administration.)
The ASSET is a timed paper and pencil test. The ASSET is divided into four sections: Writing Skills (36 questions), Reading Skills (24 questions), Numerical Skills (32 questions), and Elementary Algebra (25 questions). You are given 25 minutes for each section.
THE ASSET IS ADMINISTERED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – To schedule an appointment, please contact the PCC Placement Testing office at:
Visit www.act.org/asset/tests for ASSET test review and sample test . This is the official ACT website for the ASSET which contains sample questions and a breakdown of the skill areas assessed in each section of the test. This is an excellent site to help introduce you to the ASSET.