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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
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
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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
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
College Board, 2011
This catalog lists research reports, research notes, and other publications available from the College Board's website. The catalog briefly describes research publications available free of charge. Introduced in 1981, the Research Report series includes studies and reviews in areas such as college admission, special populations, subgroup…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Publications, Educational Research, College Students
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Rafi, Fawad; Karagiannis, Nikolaos – Journal of Peer Learning, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to draw a comparison of high attrition rates among African-American males versus African-American females in higher education and examine the role of Supplemental Instruction (SI). The study was conducted at a minority institution (Winston-Salem State University) where African-American students are in the majority. For…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, African American Students, Males, Females
Wolanin, Natalie; Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
The ACES program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College (MC), and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. ACES focuses on identifying and supporting students who are underrepresented in higher education, the first in their family to attend college, or both. In…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Comprehensive Programs, College School Cooperation, College Preparation
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Vassiliou, John – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
In this study, 180 first-time-in-college (FTIC) students at Miami Dade College, Florida in need of remedial instruction in basic mathematics, reading, and sentence skills utilized the A[superscript +]dvancer[R] College Readiness Online software. Significant results were found with increased ACCUPLACER[R] scores; number of students who avoided at…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods, Hispanic American Students
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Sullivan, Patrick; Nielsen, David – Journal of Developmental Education, 2009
The scholarship about assessment for placement is extensive and notoriously ambiguous. Foremost among the questions that continue to be unresolved in this scholarship is this one: Is a writing sample necessary for "accurate placement"? Using a robust data sample of student assessment essays and ACCUPLACER test scores, we put this question to the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Scholarship, Writing (Composition)
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Hodara, Michelle; Cox, Monica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
This study explores developmental education placement rates and how well high school grade point average and exam performance predicted performance in college-level courses among first-time students who enrolled in the University of Alaska system from fall 2008 to spring 2012. Like other colleges and universities, the University of Alaska, the…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Grade Point Average, Scores, Tests
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