Holistic Readiness Assessment
College entry and placement assessments provide a convenient starting place for determining a student’s level of academic skill mastery within a specific domain. However, using placement assessment scores as the sole data point for placing incoming college students into courses can lead to both over- and under-placing students into developmental education classes.
For far too many students, placement into remediation is a barrier to completion they will never overcome. More holistic, more accurate assessment of readiness for college-level coursework is critical for increasing college completion rates.
Pearson is partnering with institutions to reimagine how college readiness is assessed. Together, we’re moving toward a more holistic approach to more effectively prepare students to succeed in college and beyond.