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Good Afternoon!!

Our campus has presented workshops in the past, with the following
guidelines:


   - a comparison of placement tests to the SAT (junior college vs.
   university application processes), as well as the rationale behind each
   (specifically the importance of accurate placement);
   - a discussion regarding the format of the assessment itself (timing,
   order, logic, i.e., 'reading comprehension' is really about critical
   thinking/ problem solving');
   - we provide many examples (whole/ small group discussions/games) in
   each category;
   - we provide plenty of practice links in each of the three sections;
   - and, strongly suggest (shameless self promotion!!) students consider
   mediating 'failing' placement scores by taking our summer Bridge in order
   to improve their standings.


(Our Bridge is an academic endeavor that reassesses student development on
a highly individualized level.)

I hope this is helpful!!

Sherry







*Sherry Chandler, Associate Professor                                     *
*Postsecondary Literacy Specialist*
*Bridge to Success Coordinator*
*Learning Assistance Department*
*English Department*
*SUNY Broome *
*Binghamton, New York*

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*(607) 778 - 5563*




On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:50 AM, Dean Mulneaux <
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> We have gotten as far as acknowledging that there needs to be a discussion
> concerning placement testing. Our center is in its fourth semester, and we
> have just started seeing students coming in for help passing Texas Success
> Initiative (TSI) placement testing. So far, I have been limited to
> providing students a series of links containing TSI practice tests and
> study guides. The most viable option on the table right now is using our
> free GED classes to help students taking placement tests. Thus, I am also
> interested if anybody else out there has other ideas.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Dean
>
>
>
> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Kristin Milligan
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:17 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Accuplacer Prep Sessions
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>
>
> Good morning,
>
>
>
> I wanted to reach out and see if your institution offers any workshops,
> courses, materials, etc. in preparation for incoming students to take the
> Accuplacer as a placement exam. If your institution does, could you please
> share what you do (material type, schedule, who leads the prep sessions,
> etc.) and its effectiveness, perceived or otherwise.
>
>
>
> Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
>
>
>
> Thank you!
>
>
>
> Kristin Milligan
>
> Associate Director, Learning Center
>
> East Central College
>
> [log in to unmask]
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> 636.584.6595
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