Study Guides

Study Guides

Please take time to review before you take your assessments.

Links to review websites are provided as a courtesy for your use. They were not created, nor are they maintained, by Cosumnes River College. Please note that links on this page open new windows in your Internet browser.


PREPARING for the COMPASS English and Math Assessment Tests


Before taking the ACT Compass® English and Math Assessment tests, you should strongly consider reviewing your English and Mathematical knowledge.  Even a few hours of review could boost your score and place you into a higher level class.  In turn, this could save you hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of class time and studying.  Keep in mind that you are only permitted to take the test ONCE.  The FREE resources listed below provide a variety of options – choose the ones that work for you and put in as much time as you can before taking the test!

  • ACT Compass® English Sample Tests

            Reading  Sample Test


          Writing Sample Test


  • ACT Compass® Math Sample Tests

           Numeric Skills/Pre-Algebra, Algebra


           College Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry



  • Khan Academy
    (  After signing up for a free account, you can either let the website assess what you need to review OR you can choose the topics yourself.  The quizzes and video tutorials cover everything from arithmetic to calculus.


  • COMPASS® ESL Tests  

            ESL Listening, ESL Reading, and ESL Grammar/Writing Sample Tests





Below are study guides for ESL:

ESL Practice level 1

ESL Compass

Other Study/Review Materials:


The sites below provide in-depth review of a wide range of Math topics.


Math TV (This site offers video clips of students and instructors demonstrating many Math topics - some are demonstrated in Spanish. The site is NOT fully ADA compliant, however, and is not sponsored by CRC.)


Remember, assessment for initial course placement at CRC is an important part of your preparation to start college coursework. Once you have been placed into CRC courses via the assessment process, re-testing will NOT be allowed, except under specific circumstances.

If you have questions about testing or re-testing at CRC, please contact:


Maria Aguirre, Assessment SPA
(916) 691-7332


Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, L-106C (1st Floor)

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Phone: (916) 691-7332