In our work with postsecondary institutions and systems, we re-evaluate and improve existing student success practices and help implement new and innovative student success practices. To simplify the adoption of recommended practices, we built EdReady.
The problem that conventional placement practices attempt to solve is real and persistent: to ensure students' postsecondary success, we must understand what they know and what they still need to learn. A learner ill-prepared for a credit-bearing math or English course is not likely to persist and satisfactorily complete that course. High-stakes placement examinations arguably identify the most and least prepared students; however, the majority of learners exist somewhere between ready and not ready. Based on an institution's cut scores, these students may not be effectively placed. By contrast, EdReady, a math and English readiness system, celebrates what students grasp and spotlights what they need to master. Then, the platform provides personalized study paths to help them reach their goals.
A high-stakes placement examination serves as an academic gatekeeper. EdReady positions institutional staff and faculty as student allies rather than gatekeepers.