Pierce Placement Preparation Program

Students will participate in short-term placement preparation workshops for English and math if they would like to retake the placement exam to try to get a higher score. The program will be piloted with a small number of students, and slowly brought to scale over the next four years.

2013-14 Update:

Math - We have now complete the pilot phase for math. The pilot included 35 students. We are collecting IDs and names to follow these students over the next year. The assessment preparation workshops have been scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year. They will be held in two formats. We will offer a series of 1.5 hour refreshers, where students will do diagnostics and learn about the test, and learn general test taking strategies. The department will also run a "math jam" in summer 2014, which will 14 hours over a 5 days. We have also requested noncredit allocation to institutionalize this strategy.

English - English is currently piloting the assessment preparation workshops. The first pilot was done with 10 students. We are collecting IDs and names to follow these students over the next year. The assessment preparation workshops have been scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year. These workshops will last 3 hours each. We have also requested noncredit allocation to institutionalize this strategy.

2014-2015 Update:

The college still operates these workshops, but the attendance is not as high as we would like it to be. We are going to try to do a three day intensive "math jam" this summer, where students are oriented to the college and get a review of math. We are also waiting to see what our common assessment will look like. The entire state will move over to a common assessment soon, and we don't want to scale this program until we have a better idea of what that will look like.

ID 15940

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15940, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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