Test Scores and

HCC Course Placement

Rev. 11/22/13

What Test Did You Take?

HCC Tests

Note: If you believe that your placement test scores do not reflect your ability, speak to your advisor or developmental department chair. Higher mathematics courses may require additional testing beyond your initial placement test results.

What if my test scores are too low to take college credit classes?


I took the new TSIA test; what do my scores mean?

Note: If you are an F1 Nonnative English speaker, you may not be eligible for these courses (see advisor for more information).


TSIA WRITING SCORE

TSIA Writing Score

HCC Course Placement

WS: 2

(Note: WS: 0-1 or no WS is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

PRER xxxx

WS: 3

ENGL 0300

WRITE: 310-362 & WS: 4

ENGL 0310

WRITE: 310-362 & WS: 4

AND

READ: 347 - 350

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

INRW 0420

WRITE: 356-362 & WS: 4

AND

READ: 351-390 (college level reading)

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 0100

AND

must co-enroll in ENGL 1301

WS: 5-8

________________

OR

WRITE: 363-390 & WS: 4

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 1301 & other writing-based courses (i.e. history, government, etc.; see Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

TSIA MATHEMATICS SCORE

TSIA Mathematics Score

HCC Course Placement

MATH: 317-322

(Note: MATH: 310-316 is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 0306

MATH: 323-335

________________

OR

MATH: 336 - 347

AND

Elementary Algebra: 1-4

MATH 0306

MATH: 336 - 347

AND

Elementary Algebra: 5-15

AND

Intermediate Algebra: 1-6

MATH 0308

MATH: 336 - 349

AND

Elementary Algebra: 5-15

AND

Intermediate Algebra: 7-15

MATH 0311 (for fine arts, liberal arts, teacher education majors)

OR

MATH 0312 (for math, science, engineering, technology, and business majors)

MATH: 348 - 349

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 1332 (non-science majors) or 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

A grade of D is required in

MATH 0311 or 0312

MATH 0112

MATH: 350 - 390

________________

OR

D or Better in

"College-Ready" Math course (see list)

MATH 1332 (non-science majors)

OR

MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

OR

other math-based courses

TSIA READING SCORE

TSIA Reading Score

HCC Course Placement

333 - 341

(Note: READ: 310-332 is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

GUST 0339

342 - 346

GUST 0341

347 - 350

GUST 0342

WRITE: 310-362 & WS: 4

AND

READ: 347-350

INRW 0420

READ: 351-390

College-level reading-based courses (Note: Many reading-based courses also have a writing prerequisite. See Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

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I took the THEA test; what do my scores mean?

Note: THEA test scores may be used for enrollment if you tested prior to 8/26/13 and enrolled in a term at an accredited college prior to the Spring 2014 term. If you are a F1 Nonnative English speaker, you may not be eligible for these courses (see advisor for more information).


THEA WRITING SCORE

THEA Writing Score

HCC Course Placement

150-165 (includes WS in score)

(Note: WRITE: 100-149 is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

PRER xxxx

166-179 (includes WS in score)

ENGL 0300

180-219 (includes WS in score)

ENGL 0310

WRITE: 180-219 (includes WS in score)

AND

READ: 200-229

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

INRW 0420

WRITE: 210 - 219 (includes WS in score)

AND

READ: 230-300 (college level reading)

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 0100

Writing 220-300 (includes WS in score) & Reading 230-300

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 1301 & other writing-based courses (i.e. history, government, etc.; see Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

THEA MATHEMATICS SCORE

THEA Mathematics Score

HCC Course Placement

MATH: 100-219

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 0306

MATH: 220-229

MATH 0306

MATH: 230-250

MATH 0308

MATH: 251-260

MATH 0311 (for fine arts, liberal arts, teacher education majors)

OR

MATH 0312 (for math, science, engineering, technology, and business majors)

MATH: 261-269

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 1332 (non-science majors) or MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

MATH: 270-300

MATH 1332 (non-science majors)

OR

MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

OR

other math-based courses

THEA READING SCORE

THEA Reading Score

HCC Course Placement

READ: 151-164

(Note: READ: 100-150 is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

GUST 0339

READ: 165-199

GUST 0341

READ: 200-229

GUST 0342

WRITE: 180-219 (includes WS in score)

AND

READ: 200-229

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

INRW 0420

READ: 230-300

College-level reading-based courses (Note: Many reading-based courses also have a writing prerequisite. See Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

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I took the ASSET test; what do my scores mean?

Note: ASSET test scores may be used for enrollment if you tested prior to 8/26/13 and enrolled in a term at an accredited college prior to the Spring 2014 term. If you are a F1 Nonnative English speaker, you may not be eligible for these courses (see advisor for more information).


ASSET WRITING SCORE

ASSET Writing Score

HCC Course Placement

23-54 with no writing sample (WS)

OR

WS: 1-2

PRER xxxx

WS: 3

OR

23-39 with WS: 4

ENGL 0300

40-54 with WS: 4

OR

WS: 5

ENGL 0310

WRITE: 40-54 with WS: 4

AND

READ: 37-40

________________________

or

WS: 5

AND

READ: 37-40


Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

INRW 0420

WRITE: 40-54 with WS: 5

AND

READ: 41-54 (college level reading)

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 0100

WS: 6-8 and READ: 41-54

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 1301 & other writing-based courses (i.e. history, government, etc.; see Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

ASSET MATHEMATICS SCORE

ASSET Mathematics Score

HCC Course Placement

NUM: 23-29

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 0306

NUM: 30-40

MATH 0306

NUM: 38 - 40

PREM xxxx & must co-enroll in MATH 0308

Grade of D is required in MATH 0306

MATH 0106

NUM: 41-55

OR

EALG: 25-41

MATH 0308

Grade of D is required in MATH 0308

MATH 0108

EALG: 42-52

OR

IALG: 25-38

MATH 0311 (for fine arts, liberal arts, teacher education majors)

OR

MATH 0312 (for math, science, engineering, technology, and business majors)

EALG: 53-55

OR

IALG: 39-41

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 1332 (non-science majors) or MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

Grade of D is required in MATH 0312 or 0311

MATH 0112

IALG: 42-55

OR

CALG: 25-43

MATH 1332 (non-science majors)

OR

MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

OR

other math-based courses

CALG: 44-50

MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2412 (if trigonometry previously completed)

CALG: 51-53

MATH 2412

CALG: 54-55

MATH 2413 (if trigonometry previously completed)

ASSET READING SCORE

ASSET Reading Score

HCC Course Placement

READ: 23-32

(Note: READ: 1-22 is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

GUST 0339

Use Celsa Score to Place (see below)

GUST 0340

READ: 33-36

GUST 0341

READ: 37-40

GUST 0342

WRITE: 40-54 with WS: 4

AND

READ: 37-40

________________________

or

WS: 5

AND

READ: 37-40


Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

INRW 0420

READ: 41-54

College-level reading-based courses (Note: Many reading-based courses also have a writing prerequisite. See Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

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I took the COMPASS test; what do my scores mean?

Note: Compass test scores may be used for enrollment if you tested prior to 8/26/13 and enrolled in a term at an accredited college prior to the Spring 2014 term. If you are a F1 Nonnative English speaker, you may not be eligible for these courses (see advisor for more information).


COMPASS WRITING SCORE

COMPASS Writing Score

HCC Course Placement

WS: none (no WS)

OR

WS: 1-2

PRER xxxx

WS:3

OR

WRITE: 1-44 with WS: 4-5

ENGL 0300

WRITE: 45-100 with WS: 4-5

ENGL 0310

WRITE: 45-100 with WS: 4-5

AND

READ: 61 - 80

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

INRW 0420

WRITE: 59-100 with WS: 5

AND

READ: 81-100 (college level reading)

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 0100

WS: 6-8

AND

READ: 81-100 (college level reading)

Note: Both Writing and Reading scores required for direct placement

ENGL 1301 & other writing-based courses (i.e. history, government, etc.; see Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

COMPASS MATHEMATICS SCORE

COMPASS Mathematics Score

HCC Course Placement

PALG: 1-17

PREM xxxx

AND

Must co-enroll in MATH 0306

PALG: 18-48

OR

ALG: 1-38

MATH 0306

Grade of D in MATH 0306

MATH 0106

PALG: 49-100

OR

ALG: 39-48

MATH 0308

Grade of D in MATH 0308

MATH 0108

ALG: 49 - 65

MATH 0311 (for fine arts, liberal arts, teacher education majors)

OR

MATH 0312 (for math, science, engineering, technology, and business majors)

Grade of D in MATH 0312

MATH 0112

ALG: 66 - 70

PREM xxxx

AND

must co-enroll in MATH 1332 (non-science majors) or MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

Grade of C or higher in MATH 0311

MATH 1342

ALG: 71-100

OR

CALG: 1-50

MATH 1332 (non-science majors)

OR

MATH 1314 (science/engineering/business majors)

OR

other math-based courses

CALG: 51-100

MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2412 (if trigonometry was previously completed)

TRIG: 1-50

MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 2412 (if trigonometry previously completed)

TRIG: 51-100

MATH 2413 (if trigonometry previously completed)

COMPASS READING SCORE

COMPASS Reading Score

HCC Course Placement

READ: 36-45

(Note: READ: 1-35 is referred to Level 1 certificates, Adult Basic Education, or Continuing Education)

GUST 0339

Use Celsa or Compass ESL Score to Place (see below)

GUST 0340

READ: 46-60

GUST 0341

READ: 61-80

GUST 0342

WRITE: 59-100 with WS: 4-5

AND

READ: 61-80

INRW 0420

READ: 81-100

College-level reading-based courses (Note: Many reading-based courses also have a writing prerequisite. See Course Prerequisites for proper course selection)

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I took the Compass ESL test; what do my scores mean?
Note: If you are a Nonnative English speaker, you will be placed according to these scores superceding other test scores (see an advisor for more information). If you are an Intensive English student, please see the Intensive English department for advising and enrollment. F1 students with less than a Compass ESL score of 215 must be in Intensive English.


Compass ESL SCORE FOR WRITING

Compass ESL Score

HCC Course Placement

No placement available

ENGL 0340

No placement available

ENGL 0341

216 - 243

ENGL 0346

244 - 262

ENGL 0347

263 - 297

ENGL 0349

> 297

College-level writing placement will utilize other writing placement scores such as ASSET or COMPASS

Compass ESL SCORE FOR READING

Compass ESL Score

HCC Course Placement

??

GUST 0340

??

Further reading placement will utilize other reading placement scores such as ASSET or COMPASS


I took the CELSA test; what do my scores mean?
Note: If you are a Nonnative English speaker, you will be placed according to these scores superceding other test scores (see an advisor for more information). If you are an Intensive English student, please see the Intensive English department for advising and enrollment. F1 students with less than a Celsa score of 63 must be in Intensive English.


CELSA SCORE FOR WRITING

CELSA Score

HCC Course Placement

33 - 41

ENGL 0340

42 - 56

ENGL 0341

57 - 62

ENGL 0346

63 - 67

ENGL 0347

68 - 73

ENGL 0349

> 73

College-level writing placement will utilize other writing placement scores such as ASSET or COMPASS

CELSA SCORE FOR READING

CELSA Score

HCC Course Placement

33 - 56

GUST 0340

> 57

Further reading placement will utilize other reading placement scores such as ASSET or COMPASS

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