Presentation on theme: "ACCUPLACER New Vision for Student Success. Global Trends: The U.S. overall college completion rates are middling at best… Source: National Center for."— Presentation transcript:
Global Trends: The U.S. overall college completion rates are middling at best… Source: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
Better Preparation: Too many students need remediation… Source: Complete College America, 2011
Shifting Demographics: Nontraditional students are the new majority Source: Complete College America, 2011
Costs: Increases in college prices have outpaced price increases in other sectors of the economy Source: My Money, 2011
SO....NOW WHAT and……. what does this have to do with ACCUPLACER?
Align secondary and postsecondary curricula to reduce remediation and help prepare students for postsecondary success. Provide students, especially underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college aspiring students, with detailed and immediate, online diagnostic feedback and academic interventions to reduce remediation: What should I study, what am I missing? Allow States and Institutions for the first time to develop individualized student intervention plans, aligned to the Common Core Standards, that focus on specific sub-content areas that require improvement. Develop and promote a prepared college going culture for all students New Vision Goals for Student Success Take Students from I cant to I CAN go to college!
Definitions Placement Tests Used to determine if a student has the skill sets necessary to have a reasonable chance of success in a course Placement Tests Used to determine if a student has the skill sets necessary to have a reasonable chance of success in a course Diagnostic Tests Used to drill down to see students strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, and mathematics Diagnostic Tests Used to drill down to see students strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, and mathematics
Customized Placement Tests New Diagnostics MyFoundationsLab Transitions to Success Academic Checkups Intervention Persistence Alignment to Common Core & State Standards
Purpose for ACCUPLACER Diagnostics Provide institutions with detailed assessment of a test takers skills in English & mathematics Tests can be administered as a follow-up or before the ACCUPLACER placement tests
ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Test Summary Tests:Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, and Elementary Algebra Items:40 items per test broken into 5 domains of 8 items each Administered consecutively Time:Untimed (designed for less than 1 hour) Design : Computer Adaptive Results:Diagnostic analysis will be assigned according to attributes within Each subject Functionality:Integrated into the ACCUPLACER suite of tests; set up just like a branching profile
Diagnostic Test Score Roster Report Diagnostic Test Score Roster Report (Elm Algebra) First NameTest Date EA - Real Numbers EA - Linear Equat EA - Quad. Exp. & Equat. EA - Alg. Exp. & Equat. EA - Word Prob Simon10/13/201053414 alexjander11/10/2010444101 Ayan10/13/201034431 Terrace10/13/201054311 Andrew10/13/20101194112 Catherine10/13/201046444 Samuel10/13/2010653411 Anna10/13/201010314 Soly10/13/201094616 Nathaniel10/13/201048331 Karlee10/13/2010910467 Bee10/13/201042445 Jordan10/18/2010493611 thien10/18/201044743 Derek10/13/2010810338 Andrai10/18/2010231410 Michael10/13/2010105344
What is it? Assessment Personalized Study Plan Post Test What is it called? ACCUPLACER Diagnostic this is the essential first step Learning Path individualized for each student Mastery Quiz demonstrates mastery of content for one area
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High Schools Early intervention Credit recovery Dual enrollment or middle college programs GEAR UP programs Colleges Summer bridge programs Boot camps for placement retesting Transitional programs for both traditional and nontraditional learners Academic support for existing students/tutoring labs Supplemental instruction for dev courses
A personalized study plan has been created for you based on your ACCUPLACER test results. Within 24 hrs you will receive an email with your log in credentials and instructions on how to access your personalized study plan. If you have not provided an accurate email address please. See your proctor to update your information.
And the assignments include a variety of learning aids for just- in-time help. Multiple Learning Modules to Help Student Learn the Concept, Practice, Build Confidence and Receive Guided Feedback Specific to EACH Student Multiple Learning Modules to Help Student Learn the Concept, Practice, Build Confidence and Receive Guided Feedback Specific to EACH Student
As students complete each topic, their progress shows on the learning path. (stars = mastery, pencils = work to achieve mastery)
Students can demonstrate topic mastery by taking a post-test with a mastery score or achieving a mastery score on all activities. (This is an instructor setting.)