Best Practices 2013 Presentation Materials Available

The presentation materials from the 2013 Best Practices Exchange  are now available on the SBCTC website.

If you click on the link, you will find

  • a copy of the agenda
  • brief descriptions about each presentation
  • the slide decks from each presenter

You can also access Davis Jenkin’s keynote presentation: “Starting with the End in Mind: Building Guided Pathways to Student Success.”

In addition, you can find the presentation and summary materials from the previous years’ events.

SBCTC Webinar on Transcript Placement: Building a Common Foundation

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning SBCTC LogoPlease join us on Thursday, December 5th, from 2PM to 3:30 PM for “Building a Common Foundation”: The Process of Creating Transcript Grids for Placement.”

What’s Wrong with COMPASS or ACCUPLACER ?

According to a press release from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), two studies (one of a large urban community college system and one of a statewide system), found that “a significant number of students entering community colleges around the country are at risk of being inaccurately placed” in developmental English or Math.  The research “indicate[s] that a quarter to a third of students assigned . . . based on standardized test scores could have passed college-level courses with a grade of B or better.”

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