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Highland Community College does not require ACT or SAT scores in order to be admitted, but does require placement scores for reading, English, and math. Scores from the ACT or SAT will be used as placement scores for students who have taken those tests. Students who have NOT taken the ACT or SAT test will be given a ACCUPLACER assessment test at HCC prior to enrolling in math, English, or reading courses. The following table illustrates the scores needed on each of the placement tests for enrollment in HCC courses. Click here for more information about placement tests and scheduling offered across HCC's Northeast Kansas Region.

Subject |
Score |
Placement |

English | 0-17 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) or Placement Test (no college credit) |

English | 18-36 | Composition I |

Reading | 0-12 | Fundamentals of Reading (ENG 095) or Placement Test (no college credit) |

Reading | 13-15 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096, no college credit) or Placement Test |

Reading | 17-36 | Adequate Reading Skills |

Math | 0-15 | Fundamentals of Math (no college credit) or Placement Test |

Math | 16-18 | Beginning Algebra or Placement Test |

Math | 19-21 | Intermediate Algebra or Placement Test |

Math | 22+ | College Algera |

Math | 22+ | Contemporary Math |

Math | 23+ | Trigonometry |

Math | 23+ | General Calculus |

Math | 25+ | Calculus I |

Subject |
Score |
Placement |

Sentence Skills (Writing) | 0-68 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) |

Sentence Skills (Writing) | 69-120 | Composition I |

Reading Comprehension | 0-34 | Fundamentals of Reading (ENG 095) |

Reading Comprehension | 35-68 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG 096) |

Reading Comprehension | 69-120* | Adequate Reading Skills *(student can advance to the Sentence Skill placement test) |

Elementary Algebra | 0-39 | Fundamentals of Math (no college credit) |

Elementary Algebra | 40-59 | Beginning Algebra |

Elementary Algebra | 60-80 | Intermediate Algebra |

Elementary Algebra | 81 or higher | College Algebra |

Subject |
Score |
Placement |

Sentence Skills | 0-127 |
Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) |

Sentence Skills | 128-254 |
Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) OR Accelerated Learning (ENG097) |

Sentence Skills | 255+ | Composition I |

Reading | 0-127 | Fundamentals of Reading (ENG095) |

Reading | 128-254 |
Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) OR Accelerated Learning (ENG097) |

Reading | 255+ | Adequate Reading |

Quantitative Reasoning | 0-229 | Fundamentals of Math (MAT090) |

Quantitative Reasoning | 230-249 | Beginning Algebra (MAT100) |

Quantitative Reasoning | 250-262 | Intermediate Algebra (MAT103) |

Quantitative Reasoning | 263+ | College Algebra (MAT104) |

Quantitiative Reasoning | 263+ | Contemporary Math (MAT108) |

Advanced Algebra Functions | 260+ | Trigonometry (MAT105) |

Advanced Algebra Functions | 260+ | General Calculus (MAT107) |

Advanced Algebra Functions | 276+ | Calculus I (MAT106) |

Subject |
Score |
Placement |

Writing Sample | 0-3 | ENG095/ENG096 (placement is determined by Reading placement score) |

Writing Sample | 4-8 | Composition I |

Reading | 0-53 | Fundamentals of Reading (ENG095) |

Reading | 54-72 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) |

Reading | 73-100 | Adequate Reading Skills |

Math (Pre-Algebra) | 0-43 | Fundamentals of Math (no college credit) |

Math (Pre-Algebra) | 44-100 | Beginning Algebra |

Math (Algebra) | 0-25 | Fundamentals of Math (no college credit) |

Math (Algebra) | 26-40 | Beginning Algebra |

Math (Algebra) | 41-60 | Intermediate Algebra |

Math (Algebra) | 61-100 | College Algebra or higher |

Subject |
Score |
Placement |

Writing | 23-38 | ENG095/ENG096 (placement is determined by Reading placement score) |

Writing | 39-54 | Composition I |

Reading | 23-34 | Fundamentals of Reading (ENG095) |

Reading | 35-38 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) |

Reading | 39-54 | Adequate Reading Skills/ |

Numerical Skills | 23-39 | Fundamentals of Math (no college credit) |

Numerical Skills | 40-53 | Beginning Algebra |

Elementary Algebra | 23-29 | Take Asset Numerical Skills Test |

Elementary Algebra | 30-35 | Beginning Algebra |

Elementary Algebra | 36-45 | Intermediate Algebra |

Elementary Algebra | 46-55 | College Algebra or higher |

Subject |
Scaled Score |
Course Placement |

Writing | 200-309 | ENG095/ENG096 (placement is determined by Reading placement score) |

Writing | 310+ | Compositon I |

Critical Reading (Verbal) | 200-209 | Fundamentals of Reading (ENG095) |

Critical Reading (Verbal) | 210-304 | Fundamentals of Reading/Writing Advanced (ENG096) |

Critical Reading (Verbal) | 305+ | Adequate Reading Skills |

Math | 200-420 | Fund of Math (no college credit) or Placement Test |

Math | 421-499 | Beginning Algebra or Placement Test |

Math | 500-599 | Intermediate Algebra or Placement Test |

Math | 600+ | College Algebra or higher |

WorkKeys is a national system for teaching and assessing workplace skills that connects knowing with doing and learning with earning. WorkKeys is a national system enabling education and business to work together to strengthen achievement of workplace skills. For additional information about the WorkKeys assessment system, please visit www.act.org.

All potential students seeking admission to Highland Community College Technical Center will be tested using the WorkKeys Workplace Documents and Applied Math assessments. Minimum scores are required for each program. Call to schedule your tests at (785) 442-6210. Each tester will need to set up a __WorkKeys account__ prior to testing.

Potential students are reminded that this is not a pass/fail test and that they are not competing against anyone. WorkKeys scores are reported on a scale from <3 to 7; Level 3 is the least complex and Level 7 is most complex. Level 3 is established at the point where a business would begin to show interest in assessing individuals.

35 multiple-choice questions that increase in difficulty. Test time is 55 minutes.

34 multiple-choice questions that increase in difficulty. Test time is 55 minutes. Students can bring their own calculator or a calculator will be provided to use when taking the Applied Mathematics assessment.

Potential students need to inform testing staff when making their assessment appointment if they are/were ever on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or considered for Special Educational Services while attending K-12. These students will be given special time consideration.

Program |
Math Level |
Reading Level |
||

Auto Collision Repair | 4 | 4 | ||

Automotive Technology | 5 | 5 | ||

Business Technology | 4 | 4 | ||

Computer Support Technology | 5 | 5 | ||

Construction Technology | 4 | 4 | ||

Diesel Technology | 5 | 5 | ||

Electrical Technology | 5 | 5 | ||

Engineering Graphics | 5 | 5 | ||

HVAC | 5 | 5 | ||

Industrial Welding Technology | 4 | 4 | ||

Medical Office Assistant | 4 | 5 | ||

Practical Nursing | 5 | 6 | ||

Precision Agriculture | 5 | 5 |

These are the scores students must have ** prior to graduating**. Applicants must meet program minimum standards prior to program acceptance (minimum standard is one level below the graduation requirement).

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