Some interesting facts from Community College Research Center about the number of students country-wide who place into developmental education, the number who complete developmental courses, the cost of developmental education, as well as the use of placement testing in developmental education. I found that piece the most surprising. Accuuplacer is one of the two placement tests used to place students into appropriate courses. The question is, ” how accurate is accuplacer”? One CCRC study of a statewide community college system found that the ACCUPLACER severely misplaces 33 percent of entering community college students.
A much better predictor of success in courses comes from looking at high school transcripts.
Click on the link below to read the CCRC findings in more detail.