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2 Using ACCUPLACER to Enhance College and Career Readiness for High School Students

3 Agenda ■ The Big Issues ■ Design of ACCUPLACER ■ Use of ACCUPLACER scores ■ How is ACCUPLACER different? ■ Introducing ACCUPLACER Diagnostics ■ Intervention with MyFoundationsLab ■ Preparing Students to Take ACCUPLACER

4 The Big Issues

5 The Big Issues for College Bound Students ■ Eligibility ■ Admission ■ Persistence ■ Affordability ■ Completion ■ Graduation ■ College Readiness is the concept ■ ACCUPLACER as a measure

6 Design of ACCUPLACER

7 ACCUPLACER is the most widely used Placement Assessment in the US State or system-wide ACCUPLACER use Institutions: 49% — 2 year 37% — 4 year 14% — High schools Institutions: 49% — 2 year 37% — 4 year 14% — High schools Used in all 50 states And in 19 countries Used in all 50 states And in 19 countries

8 ACCUPLACER Platform ■ Internet-based, on-demand testing ■ Computer-adaptive testing format ■ Placement and Diagnostic exams ■ Reliable and Valid

9 ACCUPLACER Tests General Tests Reading Comprehension Sentence Skills Arithmetic Elementary Algebra College Level Math WritePlacer Computer Skills Placement “Local” Tests ESL Suite Reading Skills Sentence Meaning Language Usage Listening WritePlacer ESL Diagnostics Reading Comprehension Sentence Skills Arithmetic Elementary Algebra (20) (17) (12) (20) (40) (30/70)

10 Test Blueprint Arithmetic  Computation—fractions  Computation—decimal numbers  Problems involving percent  Estimation, ordering, & number sense  Word problems & applications Elementary Algebra  Real Numbers  Linear equations, inequalities, and systems  Quadratic expressions & equations  Algebraic expressions & equations (other than linear and quadratic)  Word problems & applications Sentence Skills  Sentence Structure  Sentence Boundaries  Modifiers  Diction/Logic  Agreement Reading Comprehension  Passage-Based Reading: Main Idea  PBR: Supporting Detail  PBR: Inference  PBR: Author's Purpose/Rhetorical Strategies  Sentence Relationships

11 Use of ACCUPLACER Scores

12 Computer Adaptive Testing Decreased Difficulty Typical Pattern of Student Responses Increased Difficulty Middle Difficulty Score is calculated and the next best item is selected based on: Difficulty Content Test Specifications Score is calculated and the next best item is selected based on: Difficulty Content Test Specifications

13 Branching Profiles: Test Scores College Level Math Placement Elementary Algebra Placement Arithmetic Placement Diagnostic Testing My FoundationsLab Retest ACCUPLACER

14 Sample College Placement Policy

15 Sample Community College Cut Scores

16 ACCUPLACER Diagnostics

17 Test Blueprint Arithmetic  Computation—fractions  Computation—decimal numbers  Problems involving percent  Estimation, ordering, & number sense  Word problems & applications Elementary Algebra  Real Numbers  Linear equations, inequalities, and systems  Quadratic expressions & equations  Algebraic expressions & equations (other than linear and quadratic)  Word problems & applications Sentence Skills  Sentence Structure  Sentence Boundaries  Modifiers  Diction/Logic  Agreement Reading Comprehension  Passage-Based Reading: Main Idea  PBR: Supporting Detail  PBR: Inference  PBR: Author's Purpose/Rhetorical Strategies  Sentence Relationships

18 Student Diagnostic Score Report

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21 Intervention with MyFoundationsLab

22 The ACCUPLACER diagnostic assessment is paired with proven MyFoundationsLab remediation. This powerful combined experience enhances college preparedness and student success.

23  Independent Study: Student provides own access to technology and monitors own improvement  Independent Study with Instructor/Teacher Guidance: Student provides own access to technology but is monitored by teacher/instructor  Blended Learning: Teacher/instructor integrating technology into curriculum.  Lab: Student is given access to technology and is monitored by instructor.

24 Implementation Possibilities Include: Creating a College Readiness course for Seniors which reviews the skills measured on ACCUPLACER and blends traditional instruction with MyFoundationsLab. Use MyFoundationsLab as part of an ongoing English and/or Math course Provide opportunities for independent study, preferably with teacher guidance Create an intervention program such as a Summer Boot Camp.

25 A personalized study plan has been created for you based on your ACCUPLACER test results. Within 24 hrs you will receive an with your log in credentials and instructions on how to access your personalized study plan. If you have not provided an accurate address please. See your proctor to update your information.

26 Students enter the remediation tool. Click on the Learning Path.

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29 The activities include reading,

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32 practice assignments,

33 Writing Activity

34 and low-stakes assignments…

35 with immediate feedback.

36 And the assignments include a variety of learning aids for just- in-time help.

37 3. 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.)

38 There is also a focus on study skills.

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40 Preparing Students to Take ACCUPLACER

41 Taking ACCUPLACER Tests Computer adaptive Untimed On the screen: Only one question per screen Must answer before moving ahead Cannot skip questions Cannot review and change answers Can stop and finish later

42 Student Preparation Information on test content and design Sample Questions for Students Study App

43 For more information,


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