From Policy to Practice: Tracing the Development and Implementation of Placement and Diagnostic Assessment across States, Systems, and Community Colleges — Phase 2 Report

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Publication Date
August 2013

Abstract

National initiatives to raise K-12 standards and align them to postsecondary entrance requirements have prompted states and/or state postsecondary systems to enact policies to improve alignment among postsecondary readiness standards, postsecondary placement and diagnostic exams, and developmental education curricula. This report examines how six community colleges—three each in the states of Florida and Virginia—responded to the state-wide reform of college placement and diagnostic testing. It is a companion piece to From Policy to Practice: Tracing the Development and Implementation of Placement and Diagnostic Assessments across States, Systems, and Community Colleges–Analysis of Policy Reform in Five States, which provided an analysis of how five states commissioned vendors to develop new placement tests that include a diagnostic component.

Authors

  • Mark Duffy
  • David Tandberg
  • James Jack
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Kathleen M. Shaw