ERIC Number: ED263962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Early Assessment of High School Juniors' College Skills.
Bordner, Marsha S.
In response to low college-going rates and low persistence rates of college students, Clark Technical College (CTC) initiated the High School Liaison Project to improve articulation between the college and local schools. The project served as an umbrella for several related activities, including a program for assessing the potential college skills of high school juniors. CTC's role in the state-supported testing program was to encourage all area schools to participate, to promote high levels of participation among the students, to work with Ohio State University to develop a more discriminating diagnostic test for math skills, and to identify an appropriate test for cost effectively assessing students' English skills. The results of the early assessment program have included: (1) a 73% increase in senior math enrollments; (2) a decrease in the number of students needing remedial math courses from 34% in fall 1983 to 25% in fall 1984; (3) participation by 26 of 29 high schools in CTC's service area; (4) encouragement of students to take college-preparatory English courses rather than general ones; and (5) continuing interest in program participation by all of the schools involved in 1984-85. This description of CTC's involvement in the early assessment program presents information on the use of the Written English Expression Placement Test, including an outline of testing and feedback procedures for students and schools. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clark Technical Coll., Springfield, OH.