ERIC Number: ED231494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-12
Reference Count: 0
Assessment Procedures, Fall 1982 & Spring 1983. Semi-Annual Research Report, Part I.
Haase, M.; Caffrey, Patrick
This report provides an account of the activites of Sacramento City College's (SCC's) Assessment Center from November 1, 1982 to March 31, 1983; information regarding the competency levels of the SCC student population; statistical data on research activities; and information on the proposed expansion of assessment/placement services. Following a section tracing trends and priorities in assessment services at SCC, changes in the utilization of assessment instruments are noted and figures are given on the number of students assessed using individual instruments and the discipline areas served. Subsequent sections provide summary results of studies focusing on: (1) levels of competency; (2) level placement of assessed students; (3) profile of students taking the Stanford Test of Academic Skills; (4) attrition/retention of technology students; (5) an assessment outreach program at C.K. McClatchy Senior High School; (6) English 57 essay examinations; (7) reading and science test results for Biology 1A students; (8) placement criteria changes for the English Department; (9) analysis of mathematics assessment; (l0) test scores of vocational nursing students; (11)a Test of Adult Basic Education survey; (12) Nelson and Nelson-Denny Reading Test Placement surveys; (13) English as a Second Language course placement; (14) Spanish Challenge research; and (25) student placement waivers. Appendices describe the assessment/placement process and discuss the need for expansion of diagnostic assessment. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA.