Teachers College, Columbia University

Improving Student Placement Using Multiple Measures Assessment

Date and Time: March 25, 2019 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
Location: Online

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 (MM) 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 MM were more likely to pass a college-level course. The colleges also learned about the complexities involved in setting up a MM system. This webinar shared information on why MM systems are needed and what to take into account when establishing them.


Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center

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