Isothermal Community College

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College Readiness* Benchmarks on Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tests

Test PLAN** PSAT** Asset (NCCCS Cut Score) COMPASS (NCCCS Cut Score) Accuplacer (NCCCS Cut Score)

English

 

15

 

45

41 Writing

70 Writing

86 Sentence Skills

Reading

 

18

 

47

41 Reading

81 Reading

80 Reading

Mathematics

 

19

 

47

41 Numerical Skills and 41 Int. Algebra

47 Pre-Algebra and

66 Algebra

55 Arithmetic and

75 Elem. Algebra

In addition to the diagnostic assessments, colleges may use the following SAT and ACT scores recommended by the testing companies as benchmarks for college readiness:*

SAT ACT

English

500

English

18

Critical Reading

500

Reading

22

Mathematics

500

Mathematics

22

*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine a 19 on PLAN math with an 86 and an 80 on Accuplacer sentence skills and reading to demonstrate college readiness.

**PLAN and PSAT scores recommended by ACT and College Board as indicators of college readiness.

***The Diagnostic Assessments may be subject to change***