ERIC Number: ED339706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Placement Management Software (CPMS): User Manual, Version 3.0.
College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This guide is designed to enable the beginner, as well as the advanced user, to understand and use the Computerized Placement Management Software (CPMS). The CPMS is a system for evaluating information about students and recommending their placement into courses best suited for them. It also tracks their progress and maintains their records. The system is designed primarily for incoming students, and is a component of the ACCUPLACER system for managing student information. The specification of the criteria for course placement is up to the user, allowing control over the variables used to recommend students for courses. Placement is based on test scores, background information, supplementary information such as high school record, and intended major field of study. The menu-driven system is designed to run on IBM or compatible microcomputers. A system overview and tutorial are provided in addition to information on system installation and operation, placement rules, system backup procedures, and problems and error messages. A glossary and an appendix provide additional details about system use. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Higher Education, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, Recordkeeping, Records Management, Student Placement, Student Records, Test Use
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: College Board Computerized Placement Tests; User Guides
Note: For related documents, see TM 017 417, and TM 017 630-631.