Placement Test

Students must place to place into college-level classes on the reading, math and writing assessments for most classes. Owens recognizes the highest score achieved between ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ACT, and SAT.

Placement Test/Achievement Levels

Successful students typically have scores noted below:


  • Reading: 80 or higher
  • Writing: 5 or higher
  • Elementary Algebra: 81 or higher


  • Reading 22 or higher
  • English 18 or higher
  • Math 22 or higher


  • Reading (SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) 480 or higher
  • English (SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) 480 or higher
  • Math 530 or higher

For more information regarding testing, please visit our Testing Services website.

View the State Eligibility Requirements.