Testing Group Picks 'College Readiness' Exam
Students will be assessed at end of Algebra 2 or Math 3
Students' "college readiness" in math in 22 states and the District of Columbia will be determined by an end-of-course test in the last of a three-course sequence, a common-standards assessment consortium has decided.
The decision by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers, or PARCC , resolves the question of which tests would be used to decide whether students may skip remedial college mathematics and enroll directly in certain credit-bearing entry-level courses.
PARCC is designing two sets of high school math tests, for traditional or "integrated" course sequences: Algebra 1, geometry, and Algebra 2, and Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. At a meeting here of its governing board last month, the group decided to base the "college-readiness determination" on students' scores on the Algebra 2...
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