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About This Course
This course features several entertaining chapters that provide all the information and opportunities for practice needed for impactful preparation for the ACT Compass English as a Second Language test. Study the stages of the listening process as well as the process of listening for the main point and tone. The chapter on essay writing covers everything from starting with an introduction though crafting an effective conclusion. Further content addressed in the chapter concerns grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.
About the ACT Compass English as a Second Language Test
The ACT Compass ESL test serves to provide valuable information that determines the most fitting placement in ESL courses for students. There is an essay portion as well as sections for listening, reading and grammar. Colleges and universities typically utilize Compass exams for incoming students in order to have information available that helps them design the most appropriate course plan.
ACT Compass ESL Registration and Preparation
Higher education institutions use the ACT Compass ESL as a reliable and effective tool to assess a student's English language skills for appropriate placement. Schools are responsible for purchasing this placement exam. You can contact a student services staff member or academic counselor to receive the most up-to-date information regarding administration of the exam.
View all the lessons in the chapters that feature text and video components to get a full understanding of what is to be expected on the exam and receive useful practice. To get an idea of your grasp of the material as you progress through the course, you can take quick practice quizzes and see your strengths and weaknesses. There are no time limits on any exam sections.
ACT Compass ESL Scoring and Score Reports
The ACT Compass ESL's listening, reading and grammar sections use proficiency descriptors spanning five levels. The scores for the five levels vary between 1 and 99. The essay test is scored between 1 and 6 across the domains of focus, development, organization and language use. The Compass tests allow for students to view scores immediately after they are done with the exam.
ACT Compass ESL: Listening Test
This test analyzes one's ability to understand verbal communication. Pre-level 1 entails limited communication whereas those testing at level 4 are capable of comprehending complex conversation. The first chapter of this course is dedicated to listening topics such as conversation strategies and intonation cues.
ACT Compass ESL: Reading Test
This test aims to assess how well students understand what they read and comprehend literary style. This course's chapters on reading basics and reading interpretation provide complete coverage for this part of the ACT Compass ESL.
ACT Compass ESL: Grammar/Usage Test
This course's grammar chapter covers all the parts of speech and different verb forms. Understanding antecedents, adjectives and adverbs will help you navigate through this portion of this Compass exam.
ACT Compass ESL: Writing/Essay
This placement test examines language use, focus, development, organization and mechanics for a comprehensive picture of essay writing skills and an appropriate placement. The language use and development domains combined account for 70% of the overall score.
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