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KeyTrain Implementation: Preparing Students for Accuplacer Exams. Professional Day, Manchester Community College, October 16, 2009. Presentation Overview. Background Implementation process Activity levels Lessons learned. Helping Students Prepare for Accuplacer Exams and College. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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KeyTrain Implementation: Preparing Students for Accuplacer Exams

Professional Day, Manchester Community College, October 16, 20091Presentation OverviewBackground

Implementation process

Activity levels

Lessons learnedHelping Students Prepare for Accuplacer Exams and CollegeAdmissions, Retention, and Counseling implemented the use of KeyTrain as a pre-Accuplacer tutorial last semester.

To launch KeyTrain, we introduced it at New Student Workshops and asked students for their interest in using KeyTrain.

More than 950 students requested access to KeyTrain.

The Objectives of KeyTrainTo heighten student awareness of the impact of the Accuplacer exams.

To assess student readiness in math, English.

To increase familiarity and comfort with testing.

To provide students with test-prep in math and English before taking Accuplacer.

(We all know students realize the significance of their scores after the fact when they learn of placements into MAT 075/095 or ENG 094/100.)In New Student Workshops:ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT TESTTop Five things you need to know:Its Free.Its mainly multiple choice, taken on a computer.Its not timed.You cant fail.You can prepare for it.

In New Student Workshops: KEY TRAIN: Maximize your TRCC Placement Test Score

Free, self-paced, online assessment and tutorials for Math & Reading.

Spend as little or as much time as you want doing tutorials.

You get out of it what you put into it.

No risk, nothing to lose.

This is what the home page to Key Train looks likeStudent should click on Run Key Train onlinewill take them to site shown on next slide7KeyTrain is a free licenseKeyTrain is provided to the college through an allied health community college grant administered through central administration.

We have a total of three free years and unlimited student access.Activity in the First Semester956 students received accounts.422 Math Pretests taken.297 Reading Pretests taken.158 section quizzes attempted in math; 82 were passed.159 section quizzes attempted in reading; 50 were passed.KeyTrain Activity: First SemesterMath Pretest# attempts422Average score4.2Math Activity Overview

Total: 306 StudentsHours Logged: 885/2.9av.Reading Pretest# attempts297Average score4.2Reading Activity Overview

Total: 270 StudentsHours Logged: 402/1.5av.Applied Math ActivityLesson# Attempted# PassedPretest422Level 144Level 222Level 32615Level 45531Level 54016Level 6157Level 7167Total580/15882/52%Reading for Information Activity Lesson# Attempted# PassedPretest297Level 122Level 277Level 3119Level 42010Level 56913Level 6315Level 7194Total456/15950/31%Math Pretest Score CorrelationsNumber of students sampledKeyTrain scoreAverage Accuplacer scoreCourse placement2234075 29329075 9 21444075 11095 10 10549075 3095 711659075 3095 4137 46776075 1095 1137 3186 1 Reading Pretest Score CorrelationsNumber of students sampledKeyTrain scoreAverage Accuplacer scoreCourse placement52R 57 S 71 094 4100 1 43R 62 S 62 094 4 104R 66 S 82 094 5100 4101 1 125R 81 S 91 094 1100 7101 4 76R 91 S101 100 3101 4117R 95 S 97 094 1100 1101 9What We LearnedSampled 20% of completed scores.

There is a correlation between KeyTrain scores and Accuplacer scores.That correlation is not precise; but allows some predictive basis.Students are motivated to prepare.

If we build it, they will come!