Accugram
     
  Exciting Updates to ACCUPLACER®  

Beginning in November, ACCUPLACER will roll out more than 40 upgrades and improvements to the platform as part of the 2.6 release. Many of these changes were made in response to user feedback.
  • Four new WritePlacer® prompts will enable you to directly measure a student's writing skills.
  • The Welcome to ACCUPLACER page will now be fully customizable. Under Custom Message, users will be able to edit the default Welcome page in addition to the current customizable text section.
  • Back-end security has been enhanced for additional protection of the ACCUPLACER platform and underlying data.
 
 View more 2.6 enhancements
 
   
  ACCUPLACER Diagnostics

Make the most of ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Tests by using them:
  • in the summer months between academic years,
  • during the transition to college to ensure students are appropriately placed,
  • to identify strengths and weaknesses before and after coursework,
  • in collaboration with your adult education program, or
  • in collaboration with GED programs.
Discover best practices from El Paso Community College. (.pdf/11.4MB)

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  Announcing New Professional Development Series!

The ACCUPLACER Program is pleased to launch a series of professional development webinars beginning in mid-January 2011. These free sessions are designed to meet the interests of faculty and testing professionals. Topics will be of interest to those campuses just beginning to use ACCUPLACER and to those who have more in-depth needs and questions. Included will be introductions to the ACCUPLACER platform, overviews of specific tests, and advanced test management and reporting options.
View a schedule and register to attend.
 
   
  Call for Conference Proposals

We are now accepting presentation, panel discussion and research result proposals for the 2011 ACCUPLACER National Conference, June 23–25, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at theColorado Convention Center. By sharing your experience with ACCUPLACER, you can help your colleagues move to the next level of effectiveness.

We want to hear about your innovative assessment, placement, advisement, and technical experiences and applications.
Visit www.collegeboard.com/accuplacerconference for details.
 
   
  Upcoming Conferences
     
National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Conference

Feb. 23–26, 2011
Washington, D.C.


Visit us at the College Board booth in the exhibit area.


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention

March 17-19, 2011
New Orleans, La.


Visit the College Board booth in the exhibit area.


  Did You Know?
 
  • ACCUPLACER offers a FREE validity study through the Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES). ACES™ placement validity studies predict how students will perform in future college classes by comparing student performance in selected courses with student scores from ACCUPLACER.

  • Under the Resources tab at www.accuplacer.org, you will find a WritePlacer Guide and a WritePlacer ESL Guide, both with sample essays. These guides provide annotations that explain the various score points.
 
 
 
   
 

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