Ability to Benefit Exam (ATB)
If required, you must take and achieve the minimum cut of scores established in Reading, Writing and Pre-Algebra (M1) within the add/drop period of the term in order to be eligible for financial aid under the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
Students who do not achieve the minimum cut scores on any part of the test upon initial testing are eligible to be retested after receiving an intervention. However, retesting must be completed before the add/drop period of the term. Students who test and meet the cut scores after the deadline will qualify for the next semester.
Achieving the minimum cut scores on the Ability To Benefit (ATB) tests:
- Score of 62 in COMPASS Reading
- Score of 25 in COMPASS Pre-algebra
- Score of 32 in COMPASS Writing Objective