Effectiveness of the Reform • Effect on: • International gap • Inner city suburban gap • Empirical Evidence: • Hoxby (2004): Charter students more proficient than student attending district school • 3.8% in reading • 1.6% in math • Carnoy et al. (2005) and Roy and Mitchell (2005) find no significant difference: • Control for income and race • In general mixed results about the success of charter schools
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PLACEMENT HOW? Placement Placement Test Test Transfer Transfer Credits Credits SAT SAT or or ACT ACT Scores Scores High High School School AP AP Scores Scores (Mathematics) (Mathematics) WHAT TO DO? Take Take placement placement test test on on any any campus campus at at Testing Testing Center. Center. Accuplacer Accuplacer MATH MATH can can be be taken taken twice. twice. Students Students who who wish wish higher higher placement placement must must then then “appeal”. “appeal”. Appeal Appeal is is request to take a pencil-and-paper type test on material from the course they request to take a pencil-and-paper type test on material from the course they placed placed into. into. Bring Bring transcript transcript showing showing general general education education math math credits credits from from another another college college or or university university to to CCBC CCBC for for evaluation. evaluation. If If completed completed in in Maryland, Maryland, the the highest highest level level developmental math course, Intermediate Algebra can be used for placement. developmental math course, Intermediate Algebra can be used for placement. Placement Placement by by SAT SAT MATH MATH score score of of 500 500 or or higher higher (or (or by by ACT ACT MATH MATH score score 21 21 or or higher) places the student into an entry-level general education math course higher) places the student into an entry-level general education math course (MATH (MATH 111, 111, 125, 125, 131/2/3, 131/2/3, 135, 135, 163). 163). For For higher higher placement, placement, the the student student must must take take Accuplacer MATH. MATH. Accuplacer Students Students with with documentation documentation of of AP AP math math scores scores of of 3, 3, 4, 4, or or 5 5 from from high high school school can can be awarded college credit and placement according to this chart. be awarded college credit and placement according to this chart.
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504 Parts D & E Responsibilities Area K-12 Postsecondary Identification School district Student Evaluation School district Student Payment for evaluation School district Student IEP School district Not required Course selection & programming School district Student Transition planning School district Student Progress monitoring School district Student Assuming educational costs School district Student/parent Ensuring reasonable accommodations School district Institution (upon student eligibility) Monitoring effectiveness School district Student Madaus & Shaw, 2004
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Section 504 Area K-12 Postsecondary Identification School district Student Evaluation School district Student Payment for evaluation School district Student IEP School district Not required Course selection & programming School district Student Transition planning School district Student Progress monitoring School district Student Assuming educational costs School district Student/parent Ensuring reasonable accommodations School district Institution (upon student eligibility) Monitoring effectiveness School district Student Madaus & Shaw, 2004
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