www.gaston.edu Objectives Define Multiple Measures of Placement Gaston College Implementation Implementation Results Intervention Strategies Next Steps
www.gaston.edu What is Multiple Measures of Placement? NCCCS state wide policy Implementation began as early as Fall 2013 Full implementation within NCCCS by Fall 2015 Within this new policy, there is a hierarchal approach to determine readiness for college-level courses Policy based on research completed by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University
www.gaston.edu Multiple Measures of Placement Hierarchy 1. Unweighted high school GPA of 2.6 or higher and completion of four eligible math courses 2. ACT or SAT test scores 3. Placement testing
www.gaston.edu What Does a High School GPA of 2.6 or Greater Mean? Student is considered college ready for any gateway math course, ENG 111, and any course with developmental prerequisites. Students with a GPA under 3.0 may be required by individual colleges to complete a supplemental lab as a co-requisite for ENG 111, MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 161, or MAT 171.
www.gaston.edu Gaston College’s Initial Concerns No prereq’s = overrides Advisors and faculty would have to be trained on reviewing high school transcripts Who should be eligible? Only new students? Or new and returning? What about students from private schools, home schools, or out of state schools?
www.gaston.edu Gaston College’s Solution Set up process for entry that gives Non-Course (NC) credit in STAC Created “Other Test” using the NONC screen in Colleague so that GPA can be entered as a test. A score range of 26 to 40 will populate all non-course credit for developmental classes – For example, 2.6 unweighted GPA is keyed as a test score of 26 After examining a high school transcript and inputting GPA in TSUM, credit for all developmental courses is automatically assigned.
www.gaston.edu Multiple Measures Implementation Admissions staff manually review high school transcript for unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher (no rounding) – For students who apply and submit a high school transcript before they graduate, will consider unweighted GPA at end of 1 st semester of senior year. Review high school transcript for completed math courses – Must have FOUR COMPLETE math courses 1. Algebra I 2. Geometry 3. Algebra II 4. One additional math from the NCCCS approved list of eligible high school math courses (Technical Corrections to the Multiple Measures for Placement Policy NCCCS Memo – 4.14.14)
www.gaston.edu Summary Points Students with an unweighted HS GPA between 2.6-3.0 do not have as high of a success rate as students with an unweighted HS GPA between 3.1-4.0 in curriculum level math classes. Students with an unweighted HS GPA between 2.6-3.0 have similar success rates as students with an unweighted HS GPA between 3.1-4.0 in English 111.
www.gaston.edu Multiple Measures of Placement Research Study As a result of our early implementation of the Multiple Measures of Placement policy and our participation as a CBD school we were selected as one of six community colleges to participate in a MMP Research Study Grant provided by the Gates foundation to implement and evaluate success strategies for student with an unweighted HS GPA between 2.6-3.0, known as the target population.
www.gaston.edu Intervention Strategies for Target Population Require MAT 001P: Math Skills Support for all student in the target population who register for MAT 171: Precalculus Algebra Require MAT 001S: Math Skills Support for all students in the target population who register for MAT 152: Statistical Analysis I Students in the target population are not allowed to take the MAT 171 or MAT 152 courses online
www.gaston.edu Additional Support Strategies Professional Tutoring Peer Tutoring Group Tutoring Targeted Workshops All support strategies are open to all students regardless of placement method.