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College Readiness Assessment Tests
 

To qualify for acceptance to a College Transfer Pathway, the student must meet required cutoff scores for all subjects on one of the following test (PLAN, PSAT, Asset, COMPASS and Accuplacer) during a single test session.  (Combining scores from multiple tests or multiple test administrations of the same tests is not permitted.)

Cutoff scores for PLAN, PSAT, ACT, and SAT tests are recommended by ACT and College Board as indicators of college readiness.

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
49
41 Writing
70 Writing
86 Sentence Skills
Reading
17
50
41 Reading
81 Reading
80 Reading
Mathematics
19
50
41 Numerical Skills and
41 Intermediate Algebra
47 Pre-Algebra and
66 Algebra
55 Arithmetic and
75 Elementary 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
50
Mathematics
500
Mathematics
22
 

*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, the student must demonstrate college reading in English, Reading, and Mathematics on an approved test.

 

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

 

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