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1 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

2 Welcome!  Logistics  Payment Forms  Why are we holding this workshop?

3  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

4  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

5  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

6 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

7  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)

8  At Virginia Western’s Learning Technology Center - hours info on web page  For CCAP and Dual Enrollment - At their home High School (if possible)  Support from LTC – technology much easier  Training and support provided

9 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

10  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

11  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

12  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

13  McCann and Associates: College Success  Site Administrator accounts– District level  Proctor accounts – Building level Usernames and Passwords Please secure these!!!

14 McCann and Associates: College Success

15  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

16  Total Time  Placement Results  Lists MTE units that were passed in BOLD  Lists eligible college-level mathematics courses (if any)  Lists English placement recommendation

17  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

18  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

19  Samples

20  Why Prepare for the VPT?  Sample Test on Log-in page for College Success  Preparatory materials  Practice Test with Diagnostics

21  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

22  Preparatory materials ◦ Handout and LTC Web Page  Upcoming Student Workshops - Flyer

23  VPT Practice Test with Diagnostics  Follow specific Login instructions  No English Essay available

24  Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!!  We are here to support you ….  A survey will be forthcoming Contact Info Chris Porter - Learning Technology Center Manager Brooke Ferguson – Coordinator of Developmental Education Melissa Williams – LTC Remote Testing Site Liaison


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