Testing & Assessment (COMPASS)
All students are required to submit placement test scores prior to enrolling in an
English or math course. The accepted placement scores are the ACT or the COMPASS test.
These tests provide information about a student’s readiness for college level work.
If a student has taken the ACT while in high school, the scores should be available on the
high school transcripts. Students may submit the ACT test score from the Prairie State Exam
or through participation in one of the National ACT Assessment dates.
Kaskaskia College participates in the administration of the six annual ACT test dates.
By listing the Kaskaskia College code of 0964 as a college choice, the results will be
automatically sent to the College. For further information, regarding the ACT tests, contact
the KC Success Center at 618.545.3160. Students who have not taken the ACT, or who wish to
improve their math or English placement, should take the COMPASS Test at Kaskaskia College prior
to registration. To arrange a time to take the COMPASS Test, students should call the Success
Center at 618.545.3160. Tests are given Monday thru Thursday, 8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. and
Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Students must allow three hours for the exam prior to the closing of
the Success Center.
Practice questions are available at
Click on the Education link, the COMPASS, then tests.