Archive for July 10th, 2012

New Book Can Help College Students Succed

July 10th, 2012

Title: How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A Professor’s Inside Advice
Author(s): Jon B. Gould
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago
ISBN: 0226304663, Pages: 160, Year: 2012

College Placement Tests Place Too Many Students In Remedial Courses

July 10th, 2012

RETHINKING COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLACEMENT TESTS
Today, many students who apply to a community college to earn their associate’s degree must first take a placement test. This exam is designed to gauge how college ready students are and whether they must take remedial courses. However, as some individuals simply lack adequate test-taking skills, various colleges and organizations feel too many students are being placed into remedial courses they do not need based solely on poor placement test scores. The article is in U.S. News University Connection.

Source: Carnegie Foundation