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Multiple Measure Models Gain Traction

This Points of Interest shows that not only is there a high level of awareness of multiple measures policies, but the future growth of its implementation is poised to be strong and diverse.
September 11, 2019
Christopher M. Mullin
Tags: Accurate Placement, 2. Enroll in college-level math and English., Differential Capacity of Institutions

New developmental education practices are being adopted at high rates across institutions. 50% of faculty reported that they have adopted a multiple measures policy, 54% are "interested" or "very interested" in adopting one in the future, even though they might not be the final decision-makers.

Over 50% of those who rep[oted a multiple measures policy at their institution indicated that their institution selects its own measurements. However, the next two most adopted practices - exemption for students from placement tests if they meet the cutoff score on one or more other measures, and having the state identify measurements and cutoff scores with the institution - are still being used by 30% to 38% of faculty, indicating that there is diversity in how multiple measures policies get implemented. This Points of Interest shows that not only is there a high level of awareness of multiple measures policies, but the future growth of its implementation is poised to be strong and diverse.