From Policy to Practice: Tracing the Development and Implementation of Placement and Diagnostic Assessments across States, Systems, and Community Colleges — Phase 1 and Phase 2 Summary

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Publication Date
August 2013

Abstract

Given the barrier that developmental education can present in students’ timely progress to degree completion and the variation in its effectiveness, Research for Action (RFA) examined assessment and placement reform efforts across five leading states—California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia—and the implementation of those reforms across six community colleges in Florida and Virginia. This document summarizes the findings of our two reports:
  • 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 (Phase 1); and
  • From Policy to Practice: Tracing the Development and Implementation of Placement and Diagnostic Assessments across States, Systems and Community Colleges–Lessons from Florida and Virginia Community Colleges (Phase 2).

Authors

  • Mark Duffy
  • Adam Schott
  • James Jack
  • Elizabeth Park