Hello colleagues, As programs seek to support adult learners to transition to post-secondary, the application process often includes passing a placement test. What placement tests are used by the post-secondary institutions in your area? In my area the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used by the career and tech school that offers LPN training. Some schools require COMPASS while others require Accuplacer. I know many schools require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for English learners.
My program is looking at implementing one of the ATB alternative tests (https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/062415ATBTests.html) for English Language Learners and/or High School Completion Students entering community college classes. Are there other programs utilizing any of the ATB tests and what have been your results? Are the ATB alternative tests a viable option for students?
Hello colleagues, Many of us are supporting students to transfer to community college programs that use the Accuplacer, an entrance exam that is designed to assess college readiness in English and math. Emily Hanford, in an important new American Public Media report, Stuck at Square One: College Students Increasingly Caught in the Remedial Education Trap, is raising some important questions about this tool. The report is available as both audio and text.