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Viewing by month: December 2012

Why Traditional Placement Testing Is Being Replaced by Multiple Measures

Traditional placement testing is inexpensive and time-efficient, but weak in predicting student performance in college. A more effective approach, which research going back decades has pointed out, is the use of multiple measures including high school grades.


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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 12/01/2012 at 12:00 PM | Categories: Leadership Abstracts -

Combining a Fifth Year of High School and First Year of College: Creating a Win-Win-Win for Students, School District, and Community College

In Eugene, Oregon, a partnership between the Eugene School District 4J and Lane Community College’s High School Connections Department is showing early signs of success in helping students earn a year’s worth of college credit prior to graduating from high school, at no cost to the student.


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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 12/01/2012 at 12:00 PM | Categories: Innovation Showcase -

Member Spotlight: Columbia Gorge Community College

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC), in north-central Oregon, has been ahead of the curve in stabilizing the fragile economy for the last decade. As the only postsecondary institution in a service area of 10,000 miles, CGCC makes a dedicated effort to create programs that respond to the needs of emergent industries.
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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 12/01/2012 at 9:10 AM | Categories: Membership -