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Presented by: Chris Porter - Learning Technology Center Manager Brooke Ferguson – Coordinator of Developmental Education Melissa Williams – LTC Remote Testing Site Liaison Funding provided through the VCCS Chancellor’s Innovation Fund 2013
Welcome! Logistics Payment Forms Why are we holding this workshop?
Developmental Education Task Force, 2009 ◦ Reduce need ◦ Reduce the time to complete ◦ Increase the students graduating, transferring, or completing a credential Developmental English & Math Redesign Teams ◦ Recommended structure for courses Developmental English & Math Curriculum Teams ◦ Created Curriculum Guide containing Student Learning Outcomes for courses Placement Test Team ◦ Worked with test vendor to create new assessment
Computer-based adaptive/diagnostic placement test Used to determine college readiness and course placement Separate Mathematics and English tests ◦ English - two sections Essay: choice of two prompts; electronically scored Multiple Choice: 40 integrated reading & writing questions ◦ Mathematics – Adaptive/diagnostic for nine (9) levels and Calculus More specific and accurate placement = less developmental coursework End of Compass
New students in a program of study or taking a course that has a Math or English prerequisite Includes Dual Enrollment students (same as any other student) Students interested in applying to the CCAP program Exemptions
EXEMPTIONS Math Testing Exemptions ◦ 520 SAT- Math within 2 years ◦ 22 ACT- Math within 2 years English Testing Exemptions ◦ 500 SAT-Critical Reading AND 500 SAT- Writing ◦ 21 ACT- English AND 21 ACT- Reading Provide documentation to ◦ Debbie LaRocca (Admissions Office) for Dual Enrollment ◦ Becky Kraemer or Allison Dooley for CCAP
Before meeting with advising specialists to select courses Students enrolling in Fall Semester before Discover Orientation Dual Enrollment - before the course begins CCAP – before application deadline (March 29, 2013)
At Virginia Western’s Learning Technology Center - hours info on web page http://virginiawestern.edu/services/ltc http://virginiawestern.edu/services/ltc For CCAP and Dual Enrollment - At their home High School (if possible) Support from LTC – technology much easier Training and support provided
PURPOSE To get the most accurate course placement possible Avoid unnecessary developmental coursework Avoid placing students in courses for which they do not possess the requisite skills and abilities Qualify for CCAP program
Two Components ◦ Essay ◦ Multiple Choice: 40 integrated reading & writing questions Essay Scoring ◦ Electronically scored from 1-6 on five(5) diagnostic components 1.Organization 2.Focus, Development, and Support 3.Vocabulary 4.Sentence Structure 5.Mechanics
Adaptive & Diagnostic Precise placement D0 Whole Numbers (Non-credit) Unit 0 D1 Fractions D2 Decimals D3 Pre Alg D4 One Var Alg D5 Two Var Alg Units 1-5 D6 Exp & Factoring D7 Rationals D8 Radicals D9 Quadratics Units 6-9
Maintaining Test Integrity ◦ Secure web browser (LDB) ◦ Verifying Identity ◦ Personal Belongings (e.g. phones, calculators etc…) ◦ Scrap paper & pencils One retest is allowed in one year period since first test No calculators allowed (one is provided by test) Students may start and stop the test (except English Essay) Can restart anytime, saved up to two months
McCann and Associates: College Success Site Administrator accounts– District level Proctor accounts – Building level Usernames and Passwords Please secure these!!!
Automatic upload to VWCC SIS Printing individual Score Reports from College Success ◦ Decide based on your needs (protected academic information) ◦ Instructions included Scores remain in CS for 1 year but are valid for two years
Total Time Placement Results Lists MTE units that were passed in BOLD Lists eligible college-level mathematics courses (if any) Lists English placement recommendation
English Essay Pending Results ◦ Some essays are deemed “un-scoreable” ◦ Generate a “Pending” message on score report ◦ Essay is sent to McCann for grading; must be manually reviewed ◦ Score updates within approx. 24 hours
Adult Basic Education VPT- English ◦ Students do not meet admissions criteria for any developmental or college-level courses ◦ Score report reads “ABE English” ◦ Non-credit : EDUC 2151 or ESLA 2665 Adult Basic Education VPT - Mathematics ◦ Students do not qualify for developmental or college-level mathematics courses ◦ Score report reads “Advise ABE or BSK” ◦ Non-credit: MATH 2140
Why Prepare for the VPT? http://vccsblogs.com/math/?p=16 http://vccsblogs.com/math/?p=16 Sample Test on Log-in page for College Success Preparatory materials Practice Test with Diagnostics
Sample Test on Log-in page for College Success https://college.measuredsuccess.com https://college.measuredsuccess.com Not actually based on the VPT Feeling of testing web site and the testing experience in general
Preparatory materials ◦ Handout and LTC Web Page http://virginiawestern.edu/services/ltc Upcoming Student Workshops - Flyer
VPT Practice Test with Diagnostics Follow specific Login instructions No English Essay available
Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!! We are here to support you …. A survey will be forthcoming Contact Info Chris Porter - Learning Technology Center Manager 540-857-6697 firstname.lastname@example.org Brooke Ferguson – Coordinator of Developmental Education 540-857-6323 email@example.com Melissa Williams – LTC Remote Testing Site Liaison 540-857-7250 firstname.lastname@example.org
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