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ACCUPLACER ®. New Mexico Higher Education Department July 14, 2008 Albuquerque, NM. ACCUPLACER’s Goal. “Revealing Potential and Expanding Opportunity” through the accurate assessment of knowledge and skills of the incoming student and the support of placement and advisement.

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accuplacer

ACCUPLACER®

New Mexico

Higher Education Department

July 14, 2008

Albuquerque, NM

accuplacer s goal
ACCUPLACER’s Goal

“Revealing Potential and Expanding Opportunity”

through the accurate assessment of knowledge and skills of the incoming student and the support of placement and advisement

accuplacer background first computer adaptive test
Accuplacer® Background—First Computer Adaptive Test
  • 1986 - DOS version introduced
  • 1995 - Windows version
  • 1999 - ACCUPLACER OnLine
  • 2000 - WritePlacer Plus
  • 2002 - WritePlacer ESL & ESL Listening
  • 2007 - New Platform Released
  • 2009 – i3 Launch w/updated WritePlacer Plus and WritePlacer ESL
accuplacer users
Accuplacer® Users
  • Over 1300 institutions of higher and secondary education
  • Over 5.8 million units utilized in 06-07
  • Various user institutions
    • 49%-- 2 year
    • 37%-- 4 year
    • 14% -- high school partners
  • Used in every state and several foreign countries
accuplacer students
Accuplacer® Students
  • Entering college students
  • ESL/ELL student populations
  • High school juniors and seniors (INTERVENTION)
  • Distance education students
  • ABE programs
  • Workforce development partners (RECRUITMENT & PLANNING)
tests available
Tests Available

GENERAL:

  • Reading Comprehension* (20/236)
  • Sentence Skills* (20/230)
  • Arithmetic* (17/481)
  • Elementary Algebra* (12/630)
  • College Level Math* (20/302)
  • WritePlacer Plus (1/11)
  • WritePlacer Texas (1/11)

ACCUPLACER ESL:

  • ESL Reading Skills (20/361)
  • ESL Sentence Meaning (20/311)
  • ESL Language Usage (20/318)
  • ESL Listening (20/192)
  • WritePlacer ESL (1/3)

SUPPLEMENTARY:

  • Arithmetic (18)
  • Elementary Algebra (18)
available formats
Available Formats

COMPANION

  • Paper and pencil
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio cassette

ONLINE

  • General
  • ESL/ELL
  • Supplementary skills modules
top five reasons
Top Five Reasons
  • Computerized Adaptive Testing Format
  • Internet-based
  • Immediate Results
  • Multi-faceted
  • Institutionally Personalized
computer adaptive testing
Computer-Adaptive Testing

Typical Pattern of Student Responses

Increased Difficulty

  • Score is calculated and the next best item is selected based on * Difficulty * Content * Test Specifications

Middle Difficulty

Decreased Difficulty

multi faceted
Multi-Faceted
  • One program – multiple levels and multiple tests
  • Entire system can be utilized to meet individual needs
  • User-friendly system; base operation same throughout
institutionally personalized
Institutionally Personalized
  • Set-up and organization
  • Welcome page, report message, and student directions
  • Background question selection (local and standard)
  • Establishment of placement scores related to student success strategies
  • Determination of report format and uploading
  • Branching profiles and exam delivery
branching example a institutional preference
Branching Example AInstitutional Preference

Arithmetic

College

Level

Math

Elementary

Algebra

branching example b test scores
Branching Example BTest Scores

PLACEMENT

20-120

College Level Math

91-120

Elementary Algebra

70-90

PLACEMENT

20-69

Arithmetic

20-59

Arithmetic Supplementary NON-PLACEMENT

20-120

PLACEMENT

branching example c background question
Branching Example CBackground Question

Reading Comprehension

ESL Reading

Yes

No

Is English

your first

language?

reporting features
Reporting Features
  • Instant access - any time, any place
  • Individual student score reports
  • Course placements
  • Score rosters
  • Background reports
  • Downloadable to campus database
  • Captures remote testing scores
admitted class evaluation service aces
Admitted Class Evaluation Service™(ACES)
  • Free online validity service for ACCUPLACER users
  • Validates the use of a test score for placement into a given course
  • Helps translate test scores into probability of success in a specific course at a specific institution/state system
  • Benefits the institution and the individual student
  • Results within 8-12 weeks
  • Provides probability tables for cut scores and a course grade of B or higher/a course grade of C or higher
  • Presents non-technical analyses of student data with interpretive text that highlights key findings
  • Can be shared with policy makers with documentation that supports placement decisions at a specific institution or within a system
contact information
Contact Information

Chantel Reynolds

Higher Education Assessment Manager

512-721-1845

creynolds@collegeboard.org