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Title: Administering a Placement Test: St. Olaf College
Url: http://www.maa.org/saum/maanotes49/178.html
Creator: Cederberg, Judith N.
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: This website explores the various practices utilized for measuring placement tests accurately, in order to ensure that incoming students take mathematics classes at the appropriate level. Using St. Olaf as a case study, this article by Judith N. Cederberg lays out the different equations used to determine ability and experience while posing questions about the positive and negative aspects of her methods. The article is part of a larger project assessing undergraduate mathematics. Visitors can use the links at the bottom of the page to read more about the issue or discuss Cederberg’s findings.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Competency based education -- Competency tests
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- School administration and organization -- School management and discipline -- School grade placement
Science -- Mathematics -- Analysis -- Calculus -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Calculus
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Calculus
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Policy-Makers
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-07-25 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-07-24 21:04:40 (W3C-DTF)
Source: AMATYC
Full Record Views: 62
Resource URL Clicks: 9
Cumulative Rating: NOT YET RATED
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