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ERIC Number: ED305113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessment Results by Month.
Linksz, Donna H.
A study was conducted at Catonsville Community College (CCC) to investigate whether academically poor students register later than academically able students. Students taking required placement tests in April through September 1988 provided the database for the study. Variables included their testing date; scores on English, reading, writing, and mathematics placement tests; and resulting placements in English, reading, and mathematics courses. Study findings included the following: (1) July and August were the busiest months for testing; (2) contrary to the assumption that poorer students appear for registration and testing closer to the beginning of the semester than better students, there were no significant differences in scores on the reading, English, and math placement tests by testing date; (3) students taking the writing test between April and May had the highest mean scores; and (4) the highest placement rate for noncredit development math occured in July, with a steady declining through August to September. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catonsville Community Coll., MD. Office of Institutional Research.