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Description of the COMPASS Reading Examination

The CUNY/COMPASS test is an un-timed computer adaptive exam that assesses your ability to understand what you read. The way the exam determines your reading skill level is by randomly assigning passages and questions at various levels of difficulty. Passages and questions are generated based on your responses to previous questions until an accurate skill level is ascertained. When taking the test, you need to keep in mind that because the test adjusts to your abilities, the time spent in taking the test and the types of passages and questions designated are expected to be different for each student. Before selecting the best possible answer, carefully read the choices provided and take as much time as you need to make a decision.



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