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  The Official ACCUPLACER Study App Is Here!

ACCUPLACER® continues its tradition of excellence and innovation with the launch of the official ACCUPLACER study app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. For only $1.99, students can brush up on their skills and become familiar with the style and content of questions asked on an ACCUPLACER test.

Product Features
  • Interactive practice tests for ACCUPLACER Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills tests
  • Immediate feedback and a detailed explanation of the correct response to multiple-choice questions
Next Steps Purchase the iPhone App
 
  ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Tests Price Reduction

We are happy to announce that on Jan. 2, 2012, the pricing for the ACCUPLACER Diagnostic tests was reduced to one unit per test, as opposed to the previous two-unit price. You will continue to have all of the existing features of the Diagnostic tests for half the price.
 

Impressive Results: ACCUPLACER//MyFoundationsLab Pilot Program

Cerritos College, a two-year institution in Norwalk, Calif., created a special "prep" course using ACCUPLACER//MyFoundationsLab to help 40 students whose placement test results indicated the need for developmental course work, but who could not register as these courses were full.

Post-Diagnostic Results

  • 54 percent of the students saw an increase in their reading comprehension placement scores. 28 percent improved their reading course placement level by one or more courses.
  • 62 percent of the students increased their sentence skills placement scores. 40 percent improved their English course placement level by one or more courses.
  • 46 percent of the students improved their math course placement level by one or more courses.
Read full article. (.pdf/249KB)

Next Steps

Get started today.



 
  ACCUPLACER National Conference: Call for Proposals

Save the DateWe invite you to submit presentation, panel discussion and research result proposals for the 2012 ACCUPLACER National Conference, which will take place June 28–30 in San Francisco, Calif., at The Palace Hotel. By sharing your experience and best practices, you can guide your colleagues on effective uses of ACCUPLACER to enhance student success. Presenters will receive a $200 honorarium and a waiver of the National Conference registration fee.

Next Steps

Submit proposals by March 15, 2012 (.pdf/362KB).

Register for early-bird pricing ($225) by March 30, 2012.

Visit www.collegeboard.org/accuplacerconference for conference details.




 
  New Professional Development Series

Register for the new ACCUPLACER professional development series. These free, one-hour sessions are designed for faculty and testing professionals who want to learn more about ACCUPLACER products, best practices and system enhancements.

We are featuring three new sessions this spring.

ACCUPLACER Diagnostics and ACCUPLACER//MyFoundationsLabs
This session provides detailed analyses of individual student and class performance and introduces MyFoundationsLab online content to create an individualized learning path based on a student's Diagnostic results.

Activation Steps for ACCUPLACER//MyFoundationsLab
This session reviews the steps necessary to activate ACCUPLACER//MyFoundationsLab in your current ACCUPLACER account. In addition, it covers various payment options and steps required for student registration in MyFoundationsLab.

ACCUPLACER Preregistration and Vouchers
This session focuses on how to streamline the enrollment process with the recently added ACCUPLACER features preregistration and vouchers.

Register today!
 
  Meet Your SAM (Senior Assessment Manager)

The SAMs represent the CLEP® and ACCUPLACER programs across the nation. They each bring extensive experience in their work with school districts, higher education, and state and national education policy focused on college readiness and student success. They understand the challenges facing education today and are uniquely qualified to provide guidance, best practices and solutions on behalf of CLEP and ACCUPLACER. Many of you have already met your SAM, but if you have not, then take a moment to learn a little bit about them. Watch their testimonials below:

Brett Miller
Chantel Reyno
Kathie Montognese
Brett Miller
Western Region
Chantel Reynolds
Southwestern Region
Kathie Montognese
Midwestern Region
    
Keith Henry
Suzanne McGurk
 
Keith Henry
New England and
Middle States Regions
Suzanne McGurk
Southern Region
 
   
Contact your SAM (.pdf/206KB).



 
  ACCUPLACER in the News

Make the Accuplacer available to all high school students

Senator King is proposing a new bill for next year which would make the Accuplacer available to, though not mandatory for, all high schools in Colorado.



 
  Upcoming Conferences
   
National Association for Developmental
Education (NADE)


Feb. 22–25, 2012
Orlando, Fla.


Visit us in the exhibit area, booth number 210.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

March 29–31, 2012
Philadelphia, Pa.


Visit us in the exhibit area, booth number 513.
 
 

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