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