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COMPASS Writing Essay (e-Write)

The COMPASS Writing Essay is currently open to students for the Nursing and the Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (ENDT) programs only.

Attention:

    • Available dates and times for the COMPASS e-Write Test are listed below.
    • Pre-registration is not required but you must arrive on time for the session you want to test. You will not be admitted to the test room if you arrive late.
    • You must bring a valid photo ID and the required test fee (debit/credit card or check is preferred).
    • Examinees are admitted to the test room on a first come first serve basis.
    • Allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for the total test time.
    • The test fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Test Fee

  • The test fee is $21.50 (until June 30, 2012)

  • The test fee is non-refundable.

  • You pay the fee at the Assessment Office on the test day. We can only accept check, credit or debit card for payment.

Refund Policy: Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

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Test Schedule

Below is the COMPASS eWrite test schedule for March. Space is limited, be sure to arrive early. You can print a PDF copy of the calendar for March and April.

March 2012

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

 


8:15 am

6
Session 1: 8:15 am
Session 2: 4:15 pm

7
8:15 am

8

9

 

12  
8:15 am

13
Session 1: 8:15 am
Session 2: 4:15 pm

14
8:15 am

15

16

19
8:15 am

 

20
Session 1: 8:15 am
Session 2: 4:15 pm

21
8:15 am

22

23

26
8:15 am

 

27
8:15 am

28
8:15 am

29
3:00 pm

30

Testing Location:

Bellevue College
Assessment Office, B132F
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

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How to Register for the Test

Pre-registration is not required. Here are the steps for taking the test:

  • View the available test sessions on the eWrite test schedule above and select a day and time that work for you.
  • Go to the Assessment Office by the time of the session you want to test (must arrive on time).
  • Bring a valid photo ID and your BC student ID number. If you do not have a BC number, bring your social security number.
  • Register and pay for the test at the Assessment Office before taking the test. We only accept check, debit or credit card. If you do not have a BC student ID number, you must pay by debit or credit card.
  • Allow one hour and 30 minutes to complete the test (including the time for checking in and out).

NOTE:

  • You must arrive on time for the session you want to test. You will not be admitted to the test room if you arrive late.
  • Due to limited seat availability, examinees are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Special Accommodation: If you need special testing accommodation, please call (425) 564-2243 for information.

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Test Day

On the test day, arrive on time for your session. Those arriving late will NOT be allowed to test. Schedule one hour and 30 minutes to complete the exam (including the time for checking in and out).

I. What To Bring On Test Day

    • Bring a valid photo identification (you will not be able to test without a picture ID).

    • Bring your BC Student ID number. If you do not have a BC Student ID number, bring your Social Security Number.

    • Bring the payment for the testing fee. We only accept check, debit or credit card. If you do not have a BC student ID number, you must pay by debit or credit card.

II. Important Regulations

  • You must arrive on time for the test session.No late admission is allowed once the test has started.

  • This is a computerized test and is timed. The total time allowed is 60 minutes. We will provide scratch paper and pencils.

  • You will receive your test result and a score report immediately when you finish the test.

  • No bags or back packs are allowed in the testing room. Lockers are available if you need to store your personal items, you may also leave your belongings in your car or with your family or friends.

  • No drinks or food in the testing room.

  • No hats, coats or jackets that have pockets are allowed in the testing room.

  • No breaks are allowed during the test.

  • Cell phone use is prohibited. If your phone makes noise, or you are seen using it at any time, you will be dismissed immediately and your test will be canceled. This policy also applies to any other prohibited digital and/or electronic devices such as BlackBerrys, CD players, pagers, PDAs, cameras, and other photographic equipment and separate timers of any kind.

 

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Sample COMPASS e-Write Prompt

Below is the information from the ACT COMPASS official website:

You'll be given a writing task (prompt) framed within a familiar context. This might be a community or school setting where a problem or issue related to that setting is presented.

The prompt requires that you take a position and offer a solution supported with specific examples or evidence regarding the position taken. You should adopt one or the other of the points of view or solutions described in the writing prompt. Your score will not be affected by the point of view you take on the issue.

Sample COMPASS e-Write Prompt

A School Board is concerned that the state's requirements for core courses in mathematics, English, science, and social studies may prevent students from taking important elective courses like music, other languages, and vocational education. The School Board would like to encourage more high school students to take elective courses and is considering two proposals. One proposal is to lengthen the school day to provide students with the opportunity to take elective courses. The other proposal is to offer elective courses in the summer. Write a letter to the School Board in which you argue for lengthening the school day or for offering elective courses during the summer, explaining why you think your choice will encourage more students to take elective courses.

Begin your letter: Dear School Board:

Your response is evaluated according to how well you:

  • Formulate a clear and focused position on the issue in the prompt

  • Support that position with reasons and evidence appropriate to the position taken

  • Focus on concerns of the specified audience (e.g., school board)

  • Develop your argument in a coherent and logical manner

  • Express your ideas using clear, effective language

You will receive a lower score for not taking a position on the specified issue, not supporting that position with reasons and evidence, not developing the argument, or not expressing those ideas using clear, effective language.

 

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Inclement Weather and Emergency

Check the college homepage for campus closure due to inclement weather or any emergency. If the college campus is closed, no test will be available. If conditions are dangerous, do not attempt to travel to the test center.

You may also check this website to find updated test schedule.


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Contact Information:

 

Assessment Office Contact Information:

Bellevue College
Assessment Office, B132
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Phone: (425) 564--2243

Fax: (425) 564-2132

assessment@bellevuecollege.edu

Other Contact Information:

For information about admission requirements for Associate Degree Nursing Program, visit Nursing Department website.

For information about the Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program, visit NDT program website.

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Updated 3/5/2012

 

 

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000