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Development and Implementation of Multiple Measures for College Placement Across States and Systems: Phase 1 and Phase 2 Report Summary

Research shows that between 24 and 33 percent of students are misplaced when entering college, and therefore required to complete unnecessary developmental education courses that hinder postsecondary completion. More specifically, nearly 40 percent of community college students enrolled in these courses fail to progress to credit-bearing coursework, let alone earn a degree or credential.
To examine how states, systems, and institutions are approaching the use of multiple measures for student placement, Research for Action (RFA) conducted a two-phase, year-long study in three states. This document summarizes the findings from that work.