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Principles

CSEC administration and staff recognize that the ACCUPLACER assessment plays a vital role in the cycle of planning, teaching, assessing, reporting, and reflecting.
 
Effective ACCUPLACER assessment allows students to:
 
  • Demonstrate a broad range of conceptual and critical thinking skills
  • Utilize a variety of learning styles and intelligences
  • Analyze their own learning and perform self-reflection on their strengths and areas for improvement
  • Set goals for their own learning thereby supporting student learning
  • Demonstrate college readiness based on Math and English content
 
Effective ACCUPLACER assessment allows parents to:
 
  • Monitor evidence of student learning
  • Provide opportunities of support to students and teachers
  • Provide evidence on college readiness in Math and English content skills
 
Effective ACCUPLACER assessment requires teachers to:
 
  • Engage in self-reflection on their own practice to enhance and improve the teaching process
  • Recognize students’ different learning styles and language proficiency and develop assessments to utilize these styles and skills
  • Make students aware in advance of the criteria required for producing a quality product
  • Provide timely and clear feedback to students and parents through documented records and data
  • Work collaboratively to align skills, develop goals, and assess progress.
 
Effective ACCUPLACER assessment requires administration to:
 
  • Support teachers in maintaining assessment knowledge in developing new assessment strategies.
  • Provide time and training for teachers to plan, collaborate, and reflect
  • Use student achievement data to set school-wide, departmental, and individual goals