How Alternative Approaches to Student Placement Impact Retention
Nationwide, new approaches to college placement are positively changing institutional relationships with incoming students. In 2015, Alabama's Jacksonville State University (JSU) replaced traditional high-stakes testing and a developmental course structure with a simple, well-mapped placement diagnostic and personalized study path. Subsequently, students have been able to more quickly enroll in credit-bearing courses, saving them money and streamlining the route to degree completion.
Pandemic-related learning disruptions have created new college-readiness challenges. With longitudinal data now in hand, JSU leaders are evaluating how their model for placement and review is impacting student success and retention.
Join us for this powerful and timely discussion.
Dr. Jan Case
Mathematics, Computing, and Information Sciences Department Head
Dr. Falynn Turley
Assistant Professor, Business Statistics
Director of Learning Services
Coordinator of Summer Bridge and Placement