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ERIC Number: EJ1146556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Utilizing Additional Measures of High School Academic Preparation to Support Students in Their Math Self-Assessment
Fong, Kristen E.; Melguizo, Tatiana
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n9 p566-592 2017
This study describes student behavior through the actual assessment and placement (A&P) process. It then uses an alternative A&P policy that utilizes an additional measure that assesses prior math preparedness alongside subtest choice. Utilizing data from a community college that allows its' students to choose the assessment subtest used to place them, we find a misalignment between students' subtest choice and the highest math course they passed. After correcting for this misalignment through our alternative A&P criteria, we found that students experience increased access to higher levels of math while exhibiting similar success rates in their placed courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A100381