High School Counselor Resources - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

High School Counselor Resources


Interpreting Test Scores
Some of your advisees may need to be placed in specific math, reading, and/or English courses based upon their ACT or Lake Land College placement test scores. Below is a chart to assist you in reading the scores and placing students correctly.

Degree seeking students and/or students planning to enroll in a math or English course must have ACT or Lake Land College placement test scores on file. Students will be manditorily placed in appropriate courses to achieve success in coursework as determined by placement test scores and program..

If placement test scores require enrollment in a reading course, students must enroll in the required course for their first semester at Lake Land College.

Reading Requirements

ACT
SAT
COMPASS ACCUPLACER Required Course
0-11 0-50 20-40 RDG 007
12-16 51-66 41-55 RDG 009
17-20 67-82 56-78 RDG 050
21+ 83+ 79+ None Required

English Requirements

ACT SAT COMPASS ACCUPLACER Required Course

0-11

0-26


20-40

ENG 005
12-18
27-67
68-80 with E-write 2-7

41-50
51-63 w/WritePlacer 1-4
ENG 007
19+
81+
68-80 with E-write 8-12

64-120
51-63 w/WritePlacer 5-8
ENG 120

Math Requirements

ACT SAT COMPASS ACCUPLACER Required Courses
0-18
Pre-Algebra 17-100
Algebra 15-38


Elem Algebra 20-56

MAT 005
0-20

Pre-Algebra 17-100
Algebra 15-49

Elem Algebra 20-75
MAT 008 Math Literacy - for placement into MAT 116 or 125
19-21

Algebra 39-57

Elem Algebra 57-96
MAT 006, 009, 090 Courses with Elementary Algebra prerequisite
21 +

Algebra 50-100
College Algebra 0-55

Elem Algebra 76-120
MAT 116, 125 Courses with math literacy or Intermediate Algebra prerequisite
22-24
Algebra 58-100
College Algebra 0-55

Elem Algebra 97-120
College Level 20-59
MAT 118, 130, 140 Courses with Intermediate Algebra prerequisite
25-26

College Algebra 56-100
Trigonometry 0-50

College Level 60-102
MAT 132, 210, 211 Courses with College Algebra prerequisite
27+

Trigonometry 51-100


College Level 103-120

MAT 241 Courses with College Algebra and Trig prerequisites

 

About Placement Scores

Lake Land College policy requires all degree seeking students to have reading, English and math placement scores on file. Students planning to enroll in a math or English course are also required to have appropriate placement scores on file. Students will be mandatorily placed in courses based upon placement scores (ACT/COMPASS/ACCUPLACER.)

If a student’s record includes more than one set of scores, the highest scores recorded are used for placement. Certain courses for which a student will not earn credit for graduation are required when indicated by placement scores and major. These courses include: RDG007, RDG009, RDG050, ENG005, ENG007, MAT005, MAT006 and MAT 008. Placement in these courses may lengthen time and costs for college.

Retesting prior to enrollment for the first semester offers an opportunity to improve your placement. Students may retest one time per subject area for a fee of $5.00 per subject - limit of two sets of Lake Land College placement scores within a four-year period. Call 217-234-5301 to schedule a retest.

Determining Your Placement

To determine placement in reading, English and math, match your score on the ACT or LLC placement test with the appropriate range of scores on the reverse side of this sheet.  

For example, follow the chart below from left to right. A student with an ACT reading score of 12-16, an ACCUPLACER score of 41-55, or a COMPASS score of 51-66 will be placed into RDG009. All students are required to enroll in a reading course unless their placement score is in the “None Required” range.   

ACT Score
ACCUPLACER COMPASS Score Required
Course
12-16 41-55 51-66 RDG 009

Use this same process to determine placement in the areas of English and math for those majors that require ENG120 or any MAT course. Not all majors require these courses.

Counselors will review this information at your orientation/advising appointment.

Contact Information

To discuss your placement scores or for additional information regarding degree requirements, please call Counseling Services at (217) 234-5232. 

To schedule a retest, call the Tutoring and Testing Center at (217) 234-5301.