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Kaplan, Gary – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Accuplacer is, like the SAT, a suite of tests. It assesses concrete English and math skills--things like decimals, percents, equations, reading comprehension and basic writing skills. Accuplacer tests are used by community colleges, state colleges and public universities in all New England states to place incoming students in the right courses.…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, High School Students
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Elliot, Norbert; Deess, Perry; Rudniy, Alex; Joshi, Kamal – Research in the Teaching of English, 2012
The purpose of the present study is to examine concurrent and predictive evidence used in the validation of ACCUPLACER, a purchased test used to place first-year students into writing courses at an urban, public research university devoted to science and technology education. Concurrent evidence was determined by correlations between ACCUPLACER…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Program Effectiveness, Writing Ability, Technology Education
Qin, Laura D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Recent studies suggest that using multiple measures can potentially reduce misplacement and improve student success in college (Bracco et al., 2014; Ngo, Kwon, Melguizo, Prather, & Bos, 2013; Scott-Clayton, 2012). Minimal research, however, describes the multiple-measures placement in community colleges, at the institutional level. An embedded…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Placement
Chan, Monnica; O'Connor, Tim; Peat, O'Connor – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with support from Lumina Foundation, investigated whether the use of Khan Academy could increase community college student success in developmental math coursework, support embedded math content in technical courses, and prepare students to take or retake college placement tests. Khan Academy, an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics
Martino, Gabrielle – Abell Foundation, 2009
The educational standards, instruction, and testing of mathematics remain a controversial subject in the United States. Given the significant and growing need for mathematics remediation, it is reasonable to question how well individual states are preparing its high school students to succeed. This evaluation examines the correlation between the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Placement, Testing, Academic Achievement
Shehadeh, Hazar H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The number of academically underprepared Hispanic college students is increasing, and there is a need to adopt effective teaching tools to increase their academic achievement. Research has indicated the efficacy of web-enhanced instruction (WEI) in the classroom on student academic achievement, but a lack of research remains in regard to the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Writing Skills
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Medhanie, Amanuel G.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; LeBeau, Brandon; Harwell, Michael R.; Post, Thomas R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
The first college mathematics course a student enrolls in is often affected by performance on a college mathematics placement test. Yet validity evidence of mathematics placement tests remains limited, even for nationally standardized placement tests, and when it is available usually consists of examining a student's subsequent performance in…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Student Placement, Mathematics Tests, Test Validity
Deng, Hui; Melican, Gerald – College Board, 2010
The current study was designed to extend the current literature to study scale drift in CAT as part of improving quality control and calibration process for ACCUPLACER, a battery of large-scale adaptive placement tests. The study aims to evaluate item parameter drift using empirical data that span four years from the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Mathematics Tests
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Kowski, Lynne E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Predicting student success has long been a question of interest for postsecondary admission counselors throughout the United States. Past research has examined the validity of several methods designed for predicting undergraduate success. High school record, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and combinations of all three have…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Prediction, Standardized Tests, Scores
Mattern, Krista D.; Packman, Sheryl – College Board, 2009
A disconnect between the educational requirements of secondary institutions and postsecondary institutions often results in a large percentage of first-year college students requiring remediation (Moss & Bordelon, 2007). As such, postsecondary institutions administer tests to incoming students for placement into courses of the appropriate…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Students, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement
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Hodara, Michelle; Lewis, Karyn – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
This report is a companion to a study that found that high school grade point average was a stronger predictor of performance in college-level English and math than were standardized exam scores among first-time students at the University of Alaska who enrolled directly in college-level courses. This report examines how well high school grade…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Students, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Reddy, Vikash – Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, 2017
Many postsecondary institutions, and community colleges in particular, require that students demonstrate specified levels of literacy and numeracy before taking college-level courses. Typically, students have been assessed using two widely available tests--ACCUPLACER and Compass. However, placement testing practice is beginning to change for three…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Practices, Computer Assisted Testing
Stryk, Diane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community college leaders have spent years trying to improve success rates for students in developmental mathematics (DM) courses, but with little progress. This quantitative study, using a pre-experimental static-group research design, examined if a change in a community college district's policy and practices for student placement into DM…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Placement
Modarresi, Shahpar; Wolanin, Natalie; Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
The Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College, and the Universities at Shady Grove to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion; it targets students who are underrepresented in higher education, the first in their family to attend college, or both. As one…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Sinatra, Richard; Lanctot, Melissa Kim – Education and Urban Society, 2016
A university partnered with the New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYC DHS) to provide cohorts of adults a 60-credit Associate Degree Program in Business Administration over a 2-year period. Results of two cohorts of 30 Advantage Academy Program graduates revealed significant improvement in College Board AccuPlacer (ACPL) Arithmetic…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Adults, Sustainability, Associate Degrees
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