Compass Reading Refresher

Compass Reading Refresher

Recent QEP research reveals that nearly 22% of students placing into RDG020 or RDG030 based on Compass scores could have bypassed transitional reading altogether with a little help.

Consequently, our QEP/Read for LIFE team has developed a Compass Reading Refresher (CRR) to help students prepare to Compass test (or to retest) in reading. This Compass reading prep is easily accessible through Blackboard's eCommunity.

We need your help to pilot the CRR this semester:

  • We ask that staff and faculty advisors share this information with students placing into transitional reading courses.
  • Students may access easy instructions for accessing the CRR through Blackboard's eCommunity by clicking on: Compass Reading Refresher Access.
  • A student may access the CRR tutoring tool from ANY CAMPUS through Blackboard's eCommunity, as long the student has a KCTCS email username and password.

If students need assistance accessing the Compass Reading Refresher, they should contact our BCTC Reading Tutor, Suzanne McIntosh, at or click on the link below for instructions to access the CRR: Compass Reading Refresher Access.