Exploring the Difference between English Placement Instruments and Academic Performance of First-Time, Two-Year College Students

3 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2017

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Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Steven Homestead

Independent

Raissa Covit

Independent

Shanon Gonzalez

Independent

Date Written: September 15, 2017

Abstract

The focus of the study was to determine if a difference existed with student academic level placement when utilizing traditional placement exams versus using high school performance metric multiple measure placement. Additionally, the study explored academic performance outcomes between similar populations that utilized the different placement instruments. The findings of the study showed that multiple measures assessments placed the majority of students higher in comparison with the traditional placement exams. Student academic history in the courses that students were placed into shows no difference in course success between students using multiple measures assessments and traditional placement exams.

Keywords: Assessment, College Placement, Community College, Matriculation, Multiple Measures

JEL Classification: I2, I20, I21, I23, I24, I25, I29

Suggested Citation

Zentner, Aeron and Homestead, Steven and Covit, Raissa and Gonzalez, Shanon, Exploring the Difference between English Placement Instruments and Academic Performance of First-Time, Two-Year College Students (September 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3037755 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3037755

Aeron Zentner (Contact Author)

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

Steven Homestead

Independent

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United States

Raissa Covit

Independent

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United States

Shanon Gonzalez

Independent

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United States

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