KeyTrain Implementation: Preparing Students for Accuplacer Exams

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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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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>KeyTrain Implementation: Preparing Students for Accuplacer Exams</p> <p>Professional Day, Manchester Community College, October 16, 20091Presentation OverviewBackground</p> <p>Implementation process</p> <p>Activity levels</p> <p>Lessons learnedHelping Students Prepare for Accuplacer Exams and CollegeAdmissions, Retention, and Counseling implemented the use of KeyTrain as a pre-Accuplacer tutorial last semester. </p> <p>To launch KeyTrain, we introduced it at New Student Workshops and asked students for their interest in using KeyTrain. </p> <p>More than 950 students requested access to KeyTrain.</p> <p>The Objectives of KeyTrainTo heighten student awareness of the impact of the Accuplacer exams.</p> <p>To assess student readiness in math, English.</p> <p>To increase familiarity and comfort with testing.</p> <p>To provide students with test-prep in math and English before taking Accuplacer. </p> <p>(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.</p> <p>In New Student Workshops: KEY TRAIN: Maximize your TRCC Placement Test Score</p> <p>Free, self-paced, online assessment and tutorials for Math &amp; Reading.</p> <p>Spend as little or as much time as you want doing tutorials.</p> <p>You get out of it what you put into it.</p> <p>No risk, nothing to lose.</p> <p>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. </p> <p>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</p> <p>Total: 306 StudentsHours Logged: 885/2.9av.Reading Pretest# attempts297Average score4.2Reading Activity Overview</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>If we build it, they will come!</p>