The Testing Center has gathered some useful resources for a student taking the math and English (COMPASS) placement tests. It is important to prepare for the tests. Reviewing material you already know can help you place into a higher math or English class, saving you time and money. Over your college career, that could mean a savings of several quarters of study and several thousand dollars! The links at left are a brief selection of possible study guides intended to provide help. Take some time to look at different sources and find what works for you.
There is not an official study guide for the ESL test. You can prepare for the test by reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English as often as you can, before you come to test. If you have just arrived from another country, you may want to take some time hearing and using English on a daily basis before coming to test.
Practice reading in English, using idioms, grammar exercises, English crossword puzzles and more.
GED preparation books are available in most bookstores and libraries. Books by the Steck-Vaughn Company are widely used. North also provides GED preparation classes. Contact the ABE/ESL advisor for information. Online preparation help is also available at various websites: www.GEDonline.org/ and www.gedpractice.com/