02/21/03 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
MATH COLLOQUIUM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 3:00pm, STARR 138
INVITED James Marshall, Ph.D.,
SPEAKER: Chair of Mathematics at Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL
TITLE: The Development and Implementation of a Mathematics Placement Program
Many colleges and universities use a mathematics placement process to guide students to the appropriate entry-level mathematics course. The mathematics placement process presented in this talk was developed over a four year period to make placement recommendations to Calculus I, Precalculus, and College Algebra. Placement recommendations are based on the combination of a placement exam score and American College Testing Assessment math subscore. Specific cutoff score pairs were formed in an attempt to optimally identify the highest level courses into which students may be placed where students will be successful.
REFRESHMENTS: 2:30 pm, STARR 138