ERIC Number: ED480056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Assessment and College Course Placement: Matching Students with Appropriate Instruction.
Noble, Julie P.; Schiel, Jeff L.; Sawyer, Richard L.
College course placement systems match students with instruction that is appropriate to their academic preparation and other characteristics. At a minimum, course placement involves assessing students' academic skills and providing them with instruction that is appropriate to their skills. Upon entry to college, students might encounter different types of course placement: remedial course placement; advanced, honors or accelerated course placement; credit by examination; or English as a second language placement. Remedial course placement is perhaps the most common type and affects a relatively large number of entering college students. Remedial course placement is the focus of this chapter. After brief discussions of the other three types of placement, the authors discuss the characteristics of remedial course placement systems, currently debated issues concerning remedial instruction, the types of measures, and technical issues. (Contains 33 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.