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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Policy Status and Authority
Sectors with a multiple measures policy: Both 2 Year and 4 Year Sectors
Policy Status: In Place
The policy is based on (statute, regulation and/or system policy):

Regulation and System Policy

When the policy was first adopted: 2012
Is the policy mandatory or optional? Mandatory
Do the measures vary or are they uniform across campuses?

Uniform

Do the measures vary or are they uniform across degrees/pathways?

Uniform

What subjects are using multiple measures for placement?
  • reading
  • writing
  • math
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests SAT, ACT, COMPASS, Kentucky Online Testing (KYOTE) placement test, GED, PARCC, and Smarter Balanced
High School Achievement Measures None
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
Measures optional or recommended to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests None
High School Achievement Measures None
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
If a statewide high school standards-based assessment is included, is it aligned to the Common Core?

Not applicable

Were cut scores for the measures determined by the system or state?

Yes

The placement process using these measures:

Institutional admission policies are comprised of many factors including, but not limited to high school completion or a general education equivalency diploma (GED), high school coursework, ACT or SAT scores, high school GPA, class rank, an admission essay or interview, submission of an academic and/or civic activity portfolio, etc. Placement exam results are used for course placement after a student is admitted to a postsecondary institution. Upon admission to a public postsecondary institution, students scoring at or above the set cut scores will not be required to complete developmental, supplemental, or transitional coursework and will be allowed entry into college credit-bearing coursework that counts toward degree credit requirements. College readiness indicators include: ACT, SAT, COMPASS, KYOTE, GED, PARCC and Smarter Balanced.

At the same time, individual institutions can make decisions of readiness based on institutionally designed assessments, and transfer students may be required to complete a new placement processes in a receiving institution.

Multiple measures policy documents: