Getting Past Placement Whitepaper Released

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Traditional high-stakes college placement crudely bins and sorts students into 'ready' and 'not ready' buckets. However, across the United States, institutions and systems are effectively implementing holistic readiness practices that empower all students to revisit, learn, and master the math and English concepts they need to know to be successful in credit-bearing college courses.

In Getting Past Placement: The Value of a Low-Stakes Measure of Math & English Readiness, Dr. Ahrash N. Bissell outlines the problem with placement examinations and demonstrates how postsecondary institutions that adopt a holistic placement approach can simultaneously increase enrollment, nurture student trust, and boost retention and completion.

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