The phrase “Compass Test English” may be used to refer to (1) the Compass Test in writing for native speakers of English or (2) the Compass ESL (English as a Second Language) test for students whose first language is not English.
For information on the Compass Writing Test, which is a test of English grammar and style for native speakers of English, please click on the Compass Writing Test link in our main menu.
The Compass ESL (English as a Second Language) test has listening, reading, and grammar components.
Non-native speakers of English may also be asked to participate in e-Write, which means that they must also write an essay in English as part of the Compass exam.
If you are a non-native speaker of English, you can find out more information on the Compass Test in English as a Second Language on the official Compass Test website: