ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) 

The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is the standardized, nationally normed assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions to assessevaluate, and enhance the outcomes of their general education programs.

What is the purpose of the CAAP TEST?
The purpose of the CAAP Test is to help institutions improve instructional programs by measuring student’s academic performance. It also provide institutions with an assessment how effective the general educational objectives are being implemented, and the effectiveness of a students’ performance level from one educational point to another, as well as the instructional performance of the general education program.

CAAP allows institutions to evaluate students’ individual score report against national and/or local norms to determine a student readiness for other college-level programs.  It allows institutions to identify interventions needed to enhance student success, and identify some specific level of skill mastery prior to graduation or program completion.

Who must take the CAAP Test?
The CAAP Test will be administered to all sophomores who meet the below criteria:

  • are currently enrolled at Coahoma Community College
  • have completed 45 or more hours of academic course work including:
    • three (3) hours of College Algebra
    • three (3) hours of Laboratory Science
    • three (3) hours of History
    • three (3) hours of  English Composition I
    • three (3) hours of English Composition II
    • three (3) hours of Literature
All students MUST bring the following on the day of test:
  • Photo ID (Valid Drivers License/ School/or State ID)

Students MUST report 15 minutes early.

How much time does the CAAP test require, and what can be brought to the test center?   
You should allow approximately two and half hours for the entire CAAP Test (English, Math, and Reading).  CAAP is a multiple choice timed test, 40 minutes is allotted for each part of the test.

Students can bring a calculator to the test center as long as it meets ACT requirements.  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that their calculator is not a prohibited by ACT.  Calculators will be checked by the Administrator or Proctor.  If a student enters the test center with a prohibited calculator, he/she will not be allowed to use the calculator.