Placed for Success provides a succinct summary of research that casts doubt on the predictive power of standardized placement tests and suggests that using multiple measures — particularly high school GPA and grades — is more accurate for placing students into community college English and math courses.
Placed for Success can help community college faculty and administrators make decisions about how to improve math and English placement by:
- Synthesizing key research on the value of different measures — particularly high school GPA — for accurately placing students in math and English courses.
- Providing examples of models currently used — in California and elsewhere — to combine measures such as high school GPA, grades in high school math and English courses, and scores on standardized assessments.
- Describing how current policy and regulations in California support the implementation of multiple measures for placement.
To learn more, download the brief here.