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New Jersey Council of County Colleges

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

Policy developed by the New Jersey Council of County College Presidents

When the policy was first adopted: 2012-13
Is the policy mandatory or optional? Optional
Do the measures vary or are they uniform across campuses?

Vary

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

Not applicable

What subjects are using multiple measures for placement?
  • english
  • math
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests Accuplacer
High School Achievement Measures PARCC
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
Measures optional or recommended to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests Students scoring below the cut score but within the “decision zone” should be considered for college-level courses, based on other multiple measures.
High School Achievement Measures Students scoring below the cut score but within the “decision zone” should be considered for college-level courses, based on other multiple measures.
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays Students scoring below the cut score but within the “decision zone” should be considered for college-level courses, based on other multiple measures.
If a statewide high school standards-based assessment is included, is it aligned to the Common Core?

Community college presidents in New Jersey have agreed that scores on the PARCC can be used in placement decisions.

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

Not beyond the Accuplacer

The placement process using these measures:

Colleges should be given the flexibility to use a “decision zone” below the cut score to allow more flexibility in the placement process. Students scoring at the cut score and above should be placed in college-level courses. Students scoring below the cut score but within the “decision zone” should be considered for college-level courses, based on other multiple measures. Students scoring below the “decision zone” should be placed into remediation.

Multiple measures policy documents: