Compass Assessment by ACER



Compass Assessment by ACER

Compass-ACER

COMPASS is a unique new literacy and numeracy assessment resource developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), a world leader in educational research and assessment development.

Background

In 2009, the South Australian Innovative Community Action Network (ICAN) approached ACER seeking an online multiple choice assessment that would better enable them to gauge the literacy and numeracy skills of disengaged students as part of the Department of Education and Children’s Services Youth Engagement Strategy and School Retention Action Plan.

Realising that a test to target this specific population of students was not available, ACER worked with ICAN and the Department to develop a specialised assessment that would suit students in South Australia who for a variety of reasons, had experienced limited or disrupted exposure to formal education, testing and assessment.

Who is COMPASS for?

Compass is specifically designed for young adults who have had limited or disrupted exposure to formal education, testing and assessment