Information about placement, advancement, and achievement

Actvity Method Participants Information Collected Frequency Use
Placement Placement test In-coming students General level of English ability; writing ability Beginning of first term in IELI Determine initial placement
Re-evaluation of placement Teacher observation of students; in-class evaluation All students Determine if student's ability is appropriate to class level First two weeks of term Adjust placement of students
Midterm evaluation of student progress Faculty reports All students Student performance at midterm Midterm Inform students of midterm progress; provide formative feedback to students; short-term curricular adjustments
In-class assessment Testing, class participation, etc. All students Student performance relative to course goals Throughout the term; decisions are made at the end of the term To determine if students meet class exit criteria. At level 4, to determine if students meet program exit criteria
Achievement of course goals Faculty review of student achievement of individual course goals All students Student performance relative to course goals End of every term To determine of students meet exit criteria for each class. At level 4, to determine is students meet program exit criteria
Review of student products Review of student products by all faculty Level 4 students Student performance relative to program exit criteria Biennially To determine if students are meeting program exit criteria