In this section of the toolkit, you will learn more about what multiple measures assessment (MMA) is, how it works, and about the research evidence behind it.
This information will help you decide if you want to pursue MMA at your college. It will also prepare you to make the case to your colleagues–which is the subject of the second section of the toolkit. Let’s get started!
What is multiple measures assessment?
MMA is a placement system that uses more than one indicator of college readiness to assess students. MMA allows students to take college-level courses if they meet college readiness benchmarks on at least one indicator or through a score that combines multiple indicators. The goal of MMA is to expand access to college-level courses by giving students several ways to demonstrate college readiness.
MMA can be used to place students into standalone developmental or college-level courses. In states and colleges that have implemented corequisite remediation, it can also be used to determine if a student needs extra support or will likely be successful in the college-level course without it.