Joliet Junior College offers two options for placement testing. The COMPASS test, which is computerized and offered through Academic Skills Center, and the ASSET test, which is a traditional pencil and paper test. It is recommended that all students with disabilities take the COMPASS test in two sections or sessions instead of taking the entire test at one sitting (three sections or sessions for students with Attention Deficit Disorder).
Appointments for accommodations from the Academic Skills Center can be made by calling (815) 280-2230
Guidelines For Students With Disabilities
Students who are visually impaired may take the COMPASS test. If an alternative format is preferred, the ASSET test is available in large print, Braille, and audiocassette format.
Students who have limited upper mobility may choose to take the COMPASS test using a trackball with a computer or they may choose to take the ASSET test with a scribing service. The student needs to make an appointment with STAR for scribing services.
Learning Disabilities/Attention Deficit Disorder
Students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficits will generally take the COMPASS test. However, if you have documented dyslexia, please contact the StAR office in advance of taking the placement test.
COMPASS Test Accommodations For Specific Disabilities
Students taking the COMPASS test may have the following accommodations provided, as specified by one of the following disabilities. No documentation is required. Please call for an appointment. If the student has other needs not listed here please contact STAR at (815) 280-2230.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Accommodation provided: An untimed test with ear plug availability on request. Test is taken in parts.
Accommodation provided: Screen magnification on computer. Testing at the Academic Skills Center by appointment only - call (815) 280-2230.
Physical Disability involving upper limb mobility
Accommodation provided: A trackball is provided in place of a mouse. Testing is by appointment only - call (815) 280-2230.
Learning or Emotional Disability
Accommodation provided: An untimed test at the Academic Skills Center by appointment only - call (815) 280-2230.
ASSET Test Accommodations For Specific Disabilities
Students taking the ASSET test may have the following accommodations provided, as specified by one of the following disabilities. Please call for an appointment. If the student has other needs not listed here please contact STAR at (815) 280-2230.
Accommodation provided: Large print test booklet and/or test on tape. Documentation is required.
Accommodation provided: Brailled version of ASSET Test and Perkins Braille Writer available. No documentation required.
Physical Disability Involving Upper Limb Mobility
Accommodation provided: Answers are recorded by a test administrator. No documentation required.
Any other testing accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis. The student must request a specific accommodation and provide recent documentation.
To make an appointment for accommodations or for more info call (815) 280-2230.