ERIC Number: ED171204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Methods of Implementing College Placement and Exemption Programs.
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.; Dougherty, Joseph
Designed to provide a general purpose guide for practitioners to use in developing, implementing, and evaluating (validating) placement and exemption programs, this book suggests methods of organizing and implementing such programs, provides examples of actual working programs, and shows how the example programs fit within the framework of particular placement and exemption models that are presented in the book, "College Placement and Exemption." Eight steps for implementing placement and exemption activities, including three checklists of specific activities, are presented. Detailed substantive examples of the vertical sectioning model, the advanced standing model, and the remediation model are provided. All the examples and frames of reference used in discussing the placement and exemption models were taken from the programs and activities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). To provide a small-college perspective, an example of placement for remediation was taken from the activities of Wesley College. Suggestions for assessing and planning for placement and exemption activities are offered, and a foreign language placement model and information about a calculus exemption examination are included. Also appended are: an example of the distribution of placement and proficiency test lists for Fall 1967 freshmen; example of the interpretation information for the 1974 Freshman Guidance Form; proposal on LAS College Policy concerning the CLEP examinations and the General Education Exemption Program, policy and procedure recommendations regarding placement and proficiency examinations at UIUC, and a glossary of basic terms of measurement and statistics. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, College Freshmen, Competence, Course Objectives, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Language Programs, Models, Program Development, Resource Materials, Screening Tests, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Test Validity
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($7.75)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program