Assessment Scores and Course Equivalences

Students without a high school degree or high school equivalency diploma should be referred to the Hawkeye High School Completion program.

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Placement and Course Sequence Guide

Reading

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Reading
ACT ACCUPLACER Course Recommendation
1–12 200–215 Reading Review / PAL / ESL / or ELL Referral ***
13 216–227 RDG-038 College Prep Reading I **
14–15 228–238 RDG-039 College Prep Reading II **
16–18 239–250 RDG-040 College Prep Reading III **
19–36 251–300 Transfer / Technical Credit Courses (Ex. Psychology, Sociology)

Math

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Math
ACT ACCUPLACER Course Recommendation
1–12 200–225 Math Review / PAL / ESL / or ELL Referral ***
13 226–239 MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math **
14 232–254 MAT-048 Preparatory Math for Elementary Algebra **
14–15 240–254 MAT-052 Pre-Algebra **
16–18 255–300 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra **
14–36 240–300 MAT-772 Applied Math

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Math—Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
ACT ACCUPLACER Course Recommendation
200–240 No equivalency / no placement
14–15 241–245 MAT-052 Pre-Algebra **
16–18 246–258 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra **
14–36 241–300 MAT-772 Applied Math
19–23 259–300 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry / Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics

Advanced Algebra and Functions

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Math—Advanced Algebra and Functions
ACT ACCUPLACER Course Recommendation
200–226 No equivalency / no placement
19–23 227–257 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
(and/or other math from the 

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics list that requires an ACT of 19–23)

24 258–265 MAT-122 College Algebra
25–26 266–275 MAT-128 Pre-Calculus
MAT-134 Trig & Analytic Geometry
27 276–300 MAT-210 Calculus I

Writing

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Writing
ACT ACCUPLACER Course Recommendation
1–12 200–228 Writing Review / PAL / ESL / or ELL Referral ***
13–15 229–239 ENG-060 College Prep Writing I **
16–18 240–252 ENG-061 College Prep Writing II **
19–36 253–300 ENG-105 Composition I
16–36 240–300 COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace
COM-730 Communications

Optional writing sample available upon request in place of the ACCUPLACER Writing Assessment.

** Success Courses Information regarding ELL and ESL is available upon request.

*** Optional English as Second Language (ESL) assessment available upon request. ELL and ESL coursework or PAL tutoring available.

COMPASS, ASSET, and Classic ACCUPLACER Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide

Math Course Placement Scores

COMPASS
(Pre-Algebra)
ASSET
(Numerical)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(Arithmetic)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(Elementary Algebra)

Course Recommendation
1–17 23–30 1–28 NA ACCUPLACER PAL or ESL Referral ***
18–23 31–37 29–39 NA MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math **
20–38 34–39 33–62 NA MAT-048 Preparatory Math for Elementary Algebra
24–38 38–39 40–62 NA MAT-052 Pre-Algebra **
39–100 40–55 63–102 56–96 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra **
24–100 38–55 40–120 56–120 MAT-772 Applied Math
Math Course Placement Scores (cont.)
COMPASS
(Algebra)
ASSET
(Elementary Algebra)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(Elementary Algebra)

Course Recommendation
1–25 NA 1–44 No placement. Can take Arithmetic test.
26–41 32–39 56–84 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra **
42–65 40–55 85–120 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry/Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
66–100 NA NA MAT-122 College Algebra
Math Course Placement Scores (cont.)
COMPASS
(College Algebra)
ASSET
(Intermediate Alg)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(College Level Math)
MATH
Course Recommendations
1–30 NA 1–39 No placement. Can take Elementary Algebra test.
NA NA 40–49 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry/Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
31–50 45–55 50–59 MAT-122 College Algebra
51–100 NA 60–79 MAT-128 Precalculus
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
Math Course Placement Scores (cont.)
COMPASS
(Trigonometry)
ASSET
(College Algebra)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(College Level Math)
MATH
Course Recommendations
1–30 NA 1–39 No placement. Can take Elementary Algebra test.
31–50 45–47 60–79 MAT-128 Precalculus
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
51–100 48–55 80–120 MAT-210 Calculus I

Reading Course Placement

COMPASS
(Reading)
ASSET
(Reading)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(Reading)
READING
Course Recommendations
1–39 23–30 1–31 ACCUPLACER PAL or ESL Referral ***
40–46 31 32–41 RDG-038 College Prep Reading I **
47–68 32–33 42–57 RDG-039 College Prep Reading II **
69–81 34–37 58–75 RDG-040 College Prep Reading III **
82–100 38–53 76–120 Transfer/Technical Credit Course (Ex. Psychology, Sociology)

Writing Course Placement

COMPASS
(Writing)
ASSET
(Writing)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(Sentence Skills)
Classic ACCUPLACER
(Sentence Skills)
WRITING
Course Recommendations
1–19 23–30 0–1 1–41 ACCUPLACER PAL or ESL Referral ***
20–40 31–34 2–3 42–63 ENG-060 College Prep Writing I **
41–64 35–39 4–5 64–81 ENG-061 College Prep Writing II **
41–100 35–54 4–8 64–120 COM-730 Communications
COM-781 Written Comm. in the Workplace
65–100 40–54 6–8 82–120 ENG-105 Composition I

** Success Courses

*** Optional ESL assessment upon request with ELL coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.

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