NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ897814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Content Alignment of High School and Community College Assessments in California
Brown, Richard S.; Niemi, David N.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v16 n2 p109-118 Spr 2009
This study explores the degree of alignment between high school mathematics and language arts assessments and community college placement examinations in widespread use in California. The study was conducted in two stages. The first stage analyzed the variety of placement exams used to determine their core content. The second stage analyzed the content of the placement exams with respect to the content of high school exams using a content alignment methodology developed by Webb (1997, 1999). Results indicate that while some areas showed acceptable levels of content alignment, others did not, particularly in mathematics. Suggestions and recommendations to improve the alignment between secondary and post-secondary testing systems are provided. (Contains 7 tables.)
New Forums Press, Inc. P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076. Tel: 405-372-6158; Fax: 405-377-2237; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California