Oct 22, 2019  
2019 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 51 
2019 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 51

Reading & Writing Skills 1

Successful completion of

Or Students can demonstrate completion of Reading and Writing Skills 1 through placement scores in this range:

  • Classic Accuplacer: Reading and Sentence Skills combined score 125 or higher

  • Accuplacer Next-Generation: Reading score 238 or higher OR 
    Accuplacer Next-Generation:WritePlacer score 4 or higher (effective Jan. 28, 2019)

  • ACT: Reading score 16 or higher, and English score 14 or higher

  • SAT: Verbal Critical Reading score 290 or higher (old score)
    SAT: Verbal Critical Reading score 17 or higher (new score)
  • Combined Accuplacer and ACT scores *
    • ACT English 14 or higher, and Accuplacer Reading 69 or higher
    • ACT Reading 16 or higher, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills 69 or higher

* Please meet with an academic coach if you are using these scores to meet this skill level.
‡ If listed as a pre- or corequisite, these can be taken at the same time as the referring course.

Students with this level of skill in reading and writing are able to identify, understand, and evaluate various work-related and academic texts. Students can write academic and workplace documents and effectively use technology for reading and writing tasks.