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University System of Georgia

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

System Policy

When the policy was first adopted: 2013
Is the policy mandatory or optional? Optional currently; to be required in January 2017
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?
  • english
  • math
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests SAT, ACT, COMPASS, Accuplacer
High School Achievement Measures High school GPA
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 (minimums)

The placement process using these measures:

Students are be encouraged to submit test scores that can be used to exempt placement testing. To be exempt, a student must meet the cut score on the SAT or ACT and have taken the required high school curriculum. Absent SAT, ACT, or other scores high enough to exempt placement testing, a placement test will be used. A Mathematics Placement Index (MPI) and an English Placement Index (EPI) will be calculated based on High School GPA, SAT or ACT and, when indicated, placement testing. Indices will be composed of:

  • HSGPA and SAT/ACT – when both are available
  • HSGPA and COMPASS/Accuplacer – when SAT/ACT are not available
  • SAT/ACT and COMPASS/Accuplacer – when HSGPA is not available
  • COMPASS/Accuplacer – when neither HSGPA nor SAT/ACT is available
Multiple measures policy documents: