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ERIC Number: ED429644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Placement Decisions for First-Time-in-College Students Using the Computerized Placement Test. Information Capsule.
Bashford, Joanne
This information capsule explores the effectiveness of score ranges on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT), used to assess the skills of entry-level students at Miami-Dade Community College and place first-time-in-college students in classes. Data are provided for students entering in Fall terms 1996 and 1997 showing the number of students placed into each college preparatory or entry-level course by COT score range, along with the percentage of students who passed the courses. The score ranges were adjusted beginning in July 1, 1997 to reflect new state standards for exemption from preparatory coursework. For most of the courses reported, the percentage of students passing increased, indicating that the adjusted score ranges may have been more effective in matching students' skill levels with courses, although other factors may have also contributed. Tables report results for four different classes: reading, English composition, college preparatory mathematics, and college level mathematics. Contains 9 tables. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.