Starting with the fall 2013 semester, all 58 community colleges will be using a new diagnostic placement test to determine the readiness of new students to successfully enroll, engage and graduate from college. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has approved the adoption of ACCUPLACER® from The College Board, the company best known for its SAT test. This new tool will be used to meet one of the state’s goals of increasing access to high-quality post-secondary education and maximizing student success. The test will include online intervention and preparation tools for students.
“This diagnostic tool is a significant component of our developmental education redesign initiative in North Carolina,” said Sharon Morrissey, senior vice president for the North Carolina Community College System. “More important, the new test will support our overall student success efforts by giving colleges the ability to place students where they really need the help so they can reduce their time in remedial education and move into programs that lead to careers.”