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MATH Placement Testing Results 2009 Data on New Cut Scores Cut-Score Changes • Cut scores were raised for all MATH courses (making it more rigorous/difficult to place into a specific course) and to bring the cut-score more in line with IVYTech (who uses the same Compass Placement Test). • Resulting in a shift of 400 students (4.6%) at each placement level to a lower course, out of 8,640 students tested from Aug 2008 to Aug 2009. The Courses IUPUI Title K-12 Equivalent Not Offered at IUPUI Basic Skills 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Not Offered at IUPUI Pre-Algebra 7th and 8th Grade M001 and 001 Introductory Algebra 1st Yr HS Algebra 110 and 111 Intermediate Algebra 2nd Yr HS Algebra 153 + 154 = 159 College Algebra + Trig Pre-Calculus 165 Calculus for Science and Engineering AP Calculus (AB) The 11 Placement Messages See Math Placement Chart above – based on the placement domain, and score in that domain, an advisor gets 1 of 11 messages for that student. Students are given an intermediate algebra question, depending on the response being correct or not, the test starts adapting itself to the test-taker. Usually in less than 20 questions, the student ends in one of the algebra domains: MA601 Pre-Algebra Questions MA602 Algebra I and Algebra II Questions MA603 College Algebra Questions MA604 Trigonometry Questions There are no calculus questions (domain) on the placement test. MATH Level 11 Message Course DFW Rate n Compliant Overall DFW, n M118 07.6% 52 Y 35.9%, 792 M119 08.0% 25 Y 31.0%, 388 153 15.0% 20 Y 49.0%, 590 159 66.6% 03 Y 58.5%, 118 165 26.4% 74 Y 38.7%, 321 166 22.2% 09 Y 37.8%, 172 221 12.6% 32 Y 31.6%, 174 231 06.7% 15 Y 09.5%, 042 MATH Level 10 Message Course DFW Rate n Compliant Overall DFW, n 110 00.0% 01 Y 35.8%, 547 M118 12.0% 25 Y 35.9%, 792 M119 13.4% 15 Y 31.0%, 388 153 34.4% 32 Y 49.0%, 590 159 52.2% 23 Y 58.5%, 118 165 25.0% 08 No 38.7%, 321 166 100.0% 01 No 37.8%, 172 221 00.0% 03 No 31.6%, 174 MATH Level 9 Message Only 3 students placed into this domain. Next few levels show good DFW rates. Look at bottom level messages. MATH Level 1 Message Course DFW Rate n Compliant Overall DFW, n M001 100.0% 02 No 60.3%, 083 001 75.0% 04 No 22.0%, 959 MATH Level 2 Message Course DFW Rate n Compliant Overall DFW, n M001 61.4% 70 No 60.3%, 083 001 50.0% 52 No 22.0%, 959 110 83.4% 6 No 35.8%, 547 159 100.0% 1 No 58.5%, 118 MATH Level 3 Message Course DFW Rate n Compliant Overall DFW, n M001 100.0% 1 Y 60.3%, 083 001 33.4% 6 Y 22.0%, 959 110 100.0% 1 No 35.8%, 547 111 100.0% 1 No 39.1%, 753 M118 100.0% 2 No 35.9%, 792 MATH Level 4 Message Course DFW Rate n Compliant Overall DFW, n M001 n/a 0 Y 60.3%, 083 001 19.4% 634 Y 22.0%, 959 110 37.0% 27 No 35.8%, 547 111 53.1% 32 No 39.1%, 753 M118 50.0% 10 No 35.9%, 792 159 75.0% 4 No 58.5%, 118