The Testing and Assessment Center at Wayne College provides services in administration and proctoring of computer-based tests, online exams and career assessments. The center maintains standardized procedures and services in a secure and controlled environment for testing while serving the needs of prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community.
Prospective students who have been accepted to Wayne College may be required to take one or several placement tests in mathematics, reading and writing/English. These placement tests are ACT Compass assessments. They are computer-adaptive tests that help place students into appropriate courses to ensure student success. The ACT Compass placement tests are untimed so students can work at their own pace. Scratch paper and calculators are provided. Students must bring PICTURE IDENTIFICATION.
Prospective and current students may prepare for the ACT Compass assessments by practicing sample questions available at the following web site: http://www.act.org/compass/. There is a link to the right for more preparatory sites.
Prospective and current students may also be asked to take the CISBR, the Computer Information Systems Bridge test and a five minute, timed typing test called the Tap Dance. The CISBR is a one hour, comprehensive exam covering software fundamentals, computer concepts and knowledge of windows.
To schedule a test, please call the Office of Student Services at (330) 684-8900.
For more information, contact:
Carol J. Pleuss
Coordinator of Career and Assessment Services
Phone: (330) 684-8928 or toll free at 1-800-221-8308, ext. 8928
For testing and assessment services at The University of Akron or other UA satellite locations please see the link below.
|Testing & Assessment Center Hours|
|Testing by Appointment only, please call Student Services at 330-684-8900.|
Placement tests are an important tool in getting students enrolled into the most appropriate class; scores determine what level class you will be placed in. There are many resources available to help improve skills in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Here at Wayne College, our library has a very useful book, Chart Your Success on the Compass Test by Nanette Commander. It is a reference book and not available for checkout, but it may be used anytime the library is open.
This library resource and the online resources listed in the PDF below should be utilized by all students taking the ACT Compass Placement tests for the first time, but especially by any student retesting because their score was lower than desired.