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Improving Student Placement Using Multiple Measures Assessment

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Webinar
March 25, 2019

Research suggests that single placement tests result in many students taking remedial courses when they could have passed college-level courses. As a result, colleges around the country are turning to the use of multiple measures to improve the accuracy of placement. The evidence base for this approach is growing: Seven New York State colleges participated in an experimental study and discovered that students placed using multiple measures were more likely to pass a college-level course. The colleges also learned about the complexities involved in setting up a multiple measures system. This webinar shared information on why multiple measures systems are needed and what to take into account when establishing them.


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Community College Research Center

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