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FWIW: Of equal importance, it seems to me, is the question of how mandatory
the placement scores are. If they're not consistently applied as mandatory,
they aren't worth as much as they should be.


David Ure
Title III Activity Coordinator/Learning Specialist
The Open Door Project
Southeastern Community College
319-208-5291
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On 2/4/11 7:55 AM, "William W. Ziegler" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We do not use SAT for placement into developmental reading, writing, or
> math courses. We use SAT scores (500+) and ACT scores to exempt incoming
> students from our COMPASS placement tests. So a good score gets students
> a waiver for placement testing, but low scores don't send students into
> developmental courses.
> I wouldn't recommend using either SAT or ACT for developmental
> placement. That's not what they are designed for.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Charlene Stephens
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 7:59 PM
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> Subject: Cut Scores for Developmental Reading Classes
> 
> Greetings! I am interested in your procedures for placement in
> Developmental Reading courses using SAT scores. If there any schools
> that use this, I would appreciate your sharing your cut scores.  I have
> searched the archives and although I find reference to using ACT for
> placement, none with using SAT scores.
> 
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> Thanks for your always valuable assistance.
> Charlene
> 
> 
> Charlene Stephens, M.A.
> Director of Academic Support
> Wesley College
> 120 North State Street
> Dover, Delaware 19901
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