Institutional-Level Implementation

Research for Action (RFA) conducted case studies of eight postsecondary institutions across eight states/systems with multiple measures policies. Data were drawn from interviews with administrators and faculty members involved in the student placement process, as well as from student focus groups and document review. Based on our analysis of this information, short profiles were developed describing the implementation of multiple measures on each campus, highlighting the measures and placement process, as well as promising practices, challenges and issues with implementation. The profiles were verified by the institutions. For key takeaways and lessons from across these institutions, please click here.

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Placement Tests SAT/ACT High School GPA Standards-Based Achievement Test Diagnostic Math Assessment Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Exam Written Essay Prompt Self-Guided/Directed Placement GED Course Completion Non-Cognitive Measures

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Placement Formula Institutional Selection One and Done Below the Threshold Exemption from Placement Testing
Institution State Sector Profile
Brazosport College: Holistic Placement for Students in the “Bubble” TX Both 2 Year and 4 Year Sectors View Profile
College of Coastal Georgia: Piloting Student Placement Indexes GA Both 2 Year and 4 Year Sectors View Profile
California State University San Marcos: Early Assessment and Early Start CA 4 Year Sector View Profile
Davidson County Community College: Placement based on High School GPA NC 2 Year Sector View Profile
Highline College: Placement as an Opportunity to Communicate with Students WA 2 Year Sector View Profile
Kent State University: Placement Policy Variation across Campuses OH Both 2 Year and 4 Year Sectors View Profile
Middlesex Community College: Piloting Math Placement based on High School GPA MA Both 2 Year and 4 Year Sectors View Profile
Ozarks Technical Community College: Self-Guided Student Placement MO Both 2 Year and 4 Year Sectors View Profile