COMPASS is a set of college placement tests created by the same company behind the ACT exam. There are several different COMPASS exams: Reading, Writing Skills, Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language. Your college may ask you to take one or more of them in order to place you in the appropriate courses. If your COMPASS scores are low, you may need to take basic or remedial courses at first. On the other hand, if you score well, you can save a lot of time, money, and boredom by skipping these courses. Our free COMPASS videos offer lots of tips and techniques to help you achieve a high score.