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I actually like this as it integrates reading and writing skills.  How are the tests scored?  Is there a standard rubric?  Who does the scoring?  Is there a statewide requirement for placement?  I am trying to understand the logistics of this because on my campus students enroll throughout the year.

Sharisse Turner, Dean
Transitional Studies Division
President, Florida Developmental Education Association
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eileen Howell
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 4:28 PM
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Subject: Re: Reading Placement

We have one test for English placement that was written by our Liberal Arts/Writing faculty.  Students read an essay and
write their own essay in response, agreeing or disagreeing with the author's point of view.

Eileen Howell
SUNY Sullivan

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Brittany Dotson <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Good afternoon!

Our institution currently uses Accuplacer to determine a student's placement into a reading
course. We would like to move away from using Accuplacer, and I am interested in knowing
what others are using to determine reading course placement. I have seen others post they
use SAT/ACT scores, but we are a "test-optional" institution. Is anyone using a different
platform or a different standardized test for this purpose?

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SUNY Sullivan
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