Placement tests are an integral aspect of the first-year experience. As policymakers seek to raise high school standards and ensure that more students graduate prepared for the academic rigor of college, placement tests are being called upon to serve new purposes. Placement tests are touted for their ability to predict college success, but do these tests really measure student attainment of specific college readiness skills? How can they fit with or contribute to institutional initiatives?
Beach, Megan and Lewis, Karin Ann
"Creating Opportunities or Building Barriers: Framing Policy for Placement Testing as an Impactful Part of the First-Year Experience,"
Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/kjhepp/vol1/iss2/3