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List of Approved “Ability-to-Benefit” Tests and Passing Scores

Posted in Effective College Planning by tigger on the June 14th, 2007

2006 Federal Register

Approved List of Ability to Benefit Tests

ASSET Program: Basic Skills Tests (Reading, Writing, and Numerical) Forms B2, C2, D2 and E2.

Passing Scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Reading (35), Writing (35), and Numerical (33).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: ACT, Inc.,

500 ACT Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168.

Contact: Dr. John D. Roth; Telephone: (319) 337-1030, Fax: (319) 337-1790.

Career Programs Assessment (CPAT) Basic Skills Subtests (Language Usage, Reading and Numerical)–Forms B and C.

Passing Scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Language Usage (42), Reading (43), and Numerical (41).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: ACT, Inc.,

500 ACT Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168,

Contact: Dr. John D. Roth, Telephone: (319) 337-1030, Fax: (319) 337-1790.

COMPASS Subtests: Prealgebra/Numerical Skills Placement, Reading Placement, and Writing Placement.

Passing Scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Prealgebra/Numerical (25), Reading (62), and Writing (32).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: ACT, Inc.,

500 ACT Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168.

Contact: Dr. John D. Roth, Telephone: (319) 337-1030, Fax: (319) 337-1790.

Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA), Forms 1 and 2.

Passing Scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: CELSA Form 1 (97) and CELSA Form 2 (97).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person,telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: Association of Classroom Teacher Testers (ACTT 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1 378, Montecito, California 93108-2794

Contact: Pablo Buckelew, Telephone: (805) 965-5704, Fax: (805) 965-5807. Note: The CELSA test is approved only for certain students whose native language is not English and who are not fluent in English as provided in 34 CFR 668.153(a)(2).

Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs)/Accuplacer (Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic).

Passing Scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Reading Comprehension (55), Sentence Skills (60), and Arithmetic (34).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: The College Board, 45 Columbus Avenue, New York, New York 10023-6992

Contact: Technical Support, Telephone: (800) 486-8497.

Descriptive Tests: Descriptive Tests of Language Skills (DTLS) (Reading Comprehension, Sentence Structure and Conventions of Written English)–Forms M-K-3KDT and M-K-3LDT; and Descriptive Tests of Mathematical Skills (DTMS) (Arithmetic)–Forms M-K-3KDT and M-K-3LDT.

Passing Scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Reading Comprehension (108), Sentence Structure (9), Conventions of Written English (309), and Arithmetic (506).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: The College Board 45 Columbus Avenue, New York, New York 10023-6992

Contact: Technical Support, Telephone: (800) 486-8497.

ESL Placement Test (COMPASS/ESL).

Passing scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Grammar/Usage (64), Reading (70) and Listening (70)

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person,telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: ACT, Inc 500 ACT Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168

Contact: Dr. John Roth, Telephone: (319) 337-1030, Fax: (319) 337-1790. Note: The COMPASS/ESL test is approved only for certain students whose native language is not English and who are not fluent in English as provided in 34 CFR 668.153(a)(2).

Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST)–Verbal Forms VS-1 & VS-2,Quantitative Forms QS-1 & QS-2.

Passing scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Verbal (200) and Quantitative (210).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: Wonderlic Personnel Test, Inc. 1795 N. Butterfield Road, Libertyville, IL 60048.

Contact: Mr. David Teuber, Telephone: (877) 605-9499, Fax: (847) 680-9492.

WorkKeys Program–Reading for Information Forms A01AA, A02AA,C01AA & D10AA; Applied Mathematics Forms A01BB, A02BB, C01BB, & D01BB.

Passing scores: The approved passing scores on this test are as follows: Reading for Information–Forms A01AA (76), A02AA (75), C01AA (77) & D10AA (77); Applied Mathematics–Forms A01BB (73), A02BB (74), C01BB (73) & D01BB (73).

Publisher: The test publisher and the address, contact person, telephone, and fax number of the test publisher are: ACT, Inc., WorkKeys Development, Professional Development Services, 101 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168.

Contact: Dr. A. Candace Noble, Telephone: (319) 337-1296, Fax: (319) 337-1229