ERIC Number: ED231474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Assessment Procedures for Students Entering Florida Community Colleges: Theory and Practice.
Student assessment programs in Florida's community and junior colleges are described in this report in terms of theory, practice, and policy. Following introductory material on the background and purpose of the study, which involved statewide surveys of coordinators of student assessment programs, an extensive literature review is presented. The review covers topics such as the history and philosophical foundations of community colleges, the development of student assessment in these institutions, competency-based education and testing, and student advisement and counseling. Next, study procedures, which included a survey to gather data on current assessment programs, practices, and policies, and a separate survey to solicit coordinators' opinions, are described. Study findings are then presented for both surveys, including information on subject areas assessed; administration of assessment instruments; selective admissions programs and entrance criteria; assessment costs; primary assessment instruments for reading comprehension, English writing ability, English usage, and mathematics skills; student groups assessed; primary assessment instrument selection; factors determining cutoff scores for placement; and additional instruments used. The final section provides a summary of the status of student assessment programs in Florida. The survey instruments are appended. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Community Junior Coll. Inter-institutional Research Council, Gainesville.