Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Placement Assessments Report by Jobs for the Future

From Jobs for the Future:
For years, colleges have used placement exams to determine whether to deem incoming students “college ready” or assign them to developmental education. But emerging research has cast doubt on the practice, sparking national debates over whether the tests are fair and if their traditional use constitutes a barrier to college completion.

JFF brings clarity to the discussion in its new report, “Where to Begin?” by Pamela Burdman. The report helps state and college leaders understand the latest research, make sense of the contentious debate issues, and most importantly, evaluate their own options for moving forward.


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