Academic Skills Center
Campus Center: A-1138
Phone: (815) 280-2261 or (815) 280-2284
Email: academicskillscenter@jjc.edu
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Romeoville Campus: NC80
Phone: (815) 280-7780
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Morris Education Center
Phone: (815) 942-1552
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City Center Campus
Phone: (815) 280-1354
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Frankfort Education Center
Phone: (815) 280-6960 or (815) 280-6961
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ACT COMPASS Pretest 

The ACT COMPASS program includes a pretesting component called Diagnostics that offers students the opportunity to learn specifically what areas need improvement within the subjects of Prealgebra, Algebra, Reading, and Writing.  This program is designed to assist those students who scored into Developmental-Level coursework and want to know specifically what areas need improvement.

Follow the steps below to complete this pretest, receive a score report, and ultimately use your ACT COMPASS study time most effectively by knowing which skill sets to practice and improve upon. 

  1. Apply to Joliet Junior College.
  2. Visit the Academic Skills Center at the Main Campus and complete your pretest(s).  Each untimed pretest lasts about an hour. 
  3. Receive your score report indicating your weaknesses and strengths within the subject areas.
  4. If you scored poorly in a particular area, click on the links below to view activities, interactive websites, and other study suggestions.  It is highly recommended that you meet with a tutor to discuss these scores.

Pre-Algebra* 

Subject
Area 

Interactive Online Preparation
(my Math Test)

Worksheets
and activities

 

Basic Operations (Integers)

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Basic Operations (Fractions)

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Basic Operations (Decimals)

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Exponents, Square Roots, and Scientific Notation

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Ratios and Proportions

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Percentages

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Averages (means, medians, and modes)

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Algebra*

 Subject
Area

Interactive Online Preparation

Worksheets
and activities

 

Substituting Values

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Setting up Equations

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Basic Operations with Polynomials

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Factoring Polynomials

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Linear Equations - One Variable

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Linear Equations - Two Variables

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Exponents and Radicals

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Rational Expressions

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Reading**

Subject Area 

Interactive Online

Passages and Questions

 

Vocabulary

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Comprehension

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Writing Skills**

 Subject Area

Appropriate Usage Rules

Interactive Online Exercises and Quizzes

 

Capitalization

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Organization

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Punctuation

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Relationships of Clauses

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Shifts in Construction

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Spelling

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Usage

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Verb Formation/ Agreement

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* Special thanks to Dr. Ann Padden, Academic Skills Center Math Tutorial Assistant, for creating the Pre-Algebra and Algebra worksheets.

** Special thanks to GrammarBook.com, Purdue OWL Writing Lab, Colorado State University, and Study Guides and Strategies for the Reading and Writing information accessible online.  Special thanks also to Academic Skills Center English Tutorial Assistants, Teresa Carrillo, Kristy Eads, and Megan Zumpano, as well as Jeff Bridges, Project Achieve English/Writing Specialist for all their work assisting with the creation of this site. 

Last updated on July 18, 2013.

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