The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness reports that the use of placement tests alone are poor indicators of which students actually need remediation at college. Virtually all community colleges and over 90% of public 4 year colleges utilize the results of placement tests to determine need for remedial help in math and English. A study found that whether or not a student was predicted to succeed, students did better when they were allowed to start in college level courses. Using multiple measures including high school GPA, more students are assigned to college level courses and are more likely to complete them.
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