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Yes, even the SAT's have students write essays that are scored by human
readers :-)

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Laura Symons
Coordinator of the Learning Center
Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589
434.961.5310 (o)
434.961.8232 (f)
www.pvcc.edu
 
 
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan Jones
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:25 PM
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Subject: Re: Placement Testing into Dev Reading and Writing Courses

When this has come up before, there's been a real pattern wherein
writing assessment was much more effective done by "hand" (teachers
reading things)  than a computer. 

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL  61821
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>>> Alan Craig <[log in to unmask]> 1/26/2008 1:12 PM >>>
At Georgia Perimeter College (a two-year unit of the University System
of
Georgia), we use the COMPASS placement test along with SAT or ACT scores
to
place students in reading, writing, and math. For more information, go
to

http://www.gpc.edu/~acadaff/Schedules/placement.php3  


Thanks!

Alan Craig

NCLCA Recording Secretary
LSCHE Associate Content Editor

Coordinator-Dunwoody Learning & Tutoring Center

Georgia Perimeter College
770-274-5242
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measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal
--William James

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Esther Rosenstock
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 11:48 AM
To: [log in to unmask] 
Subject: Placement Testing into Dev Reading and Writing Courses

Dear List Serv Members,
i could really use your feedback on placing students in developmental
reading and writing courses..
We have been using the SAT scores and high school GPAs to place students
into Dev Reading and Writing courses.  In addition, we give the students
the
Accuplacer test, and if they receive a certain score, they do not have
to
take the developmental courses.  
How is your school placing students in Dev courses?
  Are you giving a placement test or are you relying on the SAT as a
placement measure?  
Do you use the SAT writing portion? 
 Are there any online reading and writing placement tests that
accurately
place students?
Placing students in the correct courses is a delicate balance.  I would
gretly appreciate your weighing in on the subject of placement.
Thanks. 
Esther 
 
 
Esther B. Rosenstock
Director of Developmental Education
Assistant Professor of English
Villa Julie College
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153
443-334-2653
 

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