Placement Testing

Placement Retesting for ASSET and COMPASS

Retesting Policy

Students will be allowed to retest after a one week waiting period, not to exceed a maximum of five retests in a year cycle.

Reasons for retesting:

  • Something caused the test results to misrepresent the examinee's actual knowledge and skills. Examples of irregularities include: student illness, fire alarm, computer malfunctions, interruption in the delivery of the test, etc.
  • There is reason to believe that a meaningful change (either an increase or decrease) is likely to have occurred in the examinee's level of knowledge and skill in the areas assessed by ASSET or ACCUPLACER.
  • Any exceptions regarding extenuating circumstances affecting the student’s testing performance/results will go to the Dean of Academic Support & Effectiveness for consideration/approval.

If retesting on ASSET the following rules apply per the ASSET testing manual:

  • If the retest occurs before a full 30 days have passed since the previous testing, an alternate form of the ASSET must be used for the retest.
  • If a minimum of 30 days have passed since the administration of a particular ASSET form, the student may be retested using the same form.
  • No ASSET form may be administered to a given individual more than twice in a 90 day period.

If retesting on ACCUPLACER the following rules will apply:

Passed by Deans Council 10/18/16

The Butler placement testing policy is:

  • Students are allowed to test a maximum of 5 times in a year cycle, beginning on the date of their first testing attempt.
  • Students are allowed to re-test after a 1-week waiting period.
  • Any exceptions regarding extenuating circumstances affecting the student’s testing performance/results will go to the Dean of Academic Support & Effectiveness for consideration/approval.