College Placement Tests Place Too Many Students In Remedial Courses
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