Revamping College Math Placement with EdReady

Nevada State College

Under Nevada State College's old math placement policy, incoming students took the Accuplacer exam during the summer prior to new-student orientation. Historically, about 75% of those students placed into remedial math based on their Accuplacer scores or their scores from a previous SAT or ACT examination.

In 2016, the institution began using EdReady as an initial placement diagnostic and as an independent-study remediation option for students to use before they arrived on campus. This move gave students the ability to increase their EdReady scores—and, thus, their math placement—enabling a significant number of students to avoid taking a remedial math course.

"The goal is to remove all of the bottlenecks and give students at least one successful math experience in their lives. Needless to say, we, and our students, are thrilled."

— Dr. Serge Baliff, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Nevada State College
Institution Type / AUDIENCE:
Adult Education
Postsecondary
Use Case:
Placement Alternative / Low-Stakes Placement
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