Publications from CAPR’s Evaluation of Alternative Placement Systems and Student Outcomes
Lessons From Two Experimental Studies of Multiple Measures Assessment
Dan Cullinan and Elizabeth Kopko | January 2022
This brief describes findings from two experimental studies of multiple measures assessment, in which colleges use measures beyond placement test scores to determine students’ college readiness.
Who Should Take College-Level Courses? Impact Findings From an Evaluation of a Multiple Measures Assessment Strategy
By Elisabeth A. Barnett, Elizabeth Kopko, Dan Cullinan, and Clive R. Belfield | October 2020
This report describes impact findings from an evaluation of multiple measures assessment and placement at seven State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges.
Modernizing College Course Placement by Using Multiple Measures
Elizabeth Ganga and Amy Mazzariello | April 2019
This brief, written in conjunction with the Education Commission of the States, describes the evidence for multiple measures placement and offers an overview of the types of multiple measures placement systems used across the country.
Multiple Measures Placement Using Data Analytics: An Implementation and Early Impacts Report
By Elisabeth A. Barnett, Peter Bergman, Elizabeth Kopko, Vikash Reddy, Clive R. Belfield, and Susha Roy, with Dan Cullinan | September 2018
This report examines the implementation of a multiple measures placement system at seven State University of New York colleges and presents results on first-term impacts.
College Placement Strategies: Evolving Considerations and Practices (A CAPR Working Paper)
By Elisabeth A. Barnett and Vikash Reddy | February 2017
This paper provides an overview of the history of college placement testing, with a focus on nonselective colleges. The authors discuss the limitations of placement tests, the consequences of placement errors, and the movement toward changing systems of placement; a typology of approaches to assessment and placement is also described.