id: 05595641
dt: j
an: 2009e.00303
au: Schumacher, Phyllis A.; Smith, Richard M.
ti: A comparison of placement in first-year university mathematics courses
using paper and online administration of a placement test.
so: Int. Electron. J. Math. Educ. 3, No. 3, 193-202 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Gokkusagi, Ankara
la: EN
cc: D65 C80 R20
ut: mathematics placement; online placement tests; first-year mathematics
courses; assessment
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ab: Summary: Today, many universities in the United States use mathematics
placement tests in combination with high school grades and SAT scores
to place students in freshman mathematics courses. In an attempt to
make this process more convenient for students and universities, these
tests are beginning to be given online. This paper describes the
history of a university mathematics placement test, originally given in
1992, which was converted to an online format in 2005. The placement
method is described and a logistic regression is used to evaluate the
accuracy of the online placement procedure in comparison to the
placement with the paper test.
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