An Alignment Analysis of Washington State’s College Readiness Mathematics Standards With Various Local Placement Tests

Sunday, June 4, 2006Printer-friendly version

Since 2004, Achieve has worked with the Transition Mathematics Project (TMP), a collaborative project of K-12 schools, community and technical colleges, and baccalaureate institutions within the state of Washington, as it developed mathematics standards that “define the core knowledge and skills expected of students entering college-level mathematics courses and courses with quantitative components.” As part of its work with the TMP, Achieve was asked to assess the alignment between a sample of college placement tests used by Washington’s state postsecondary institutions and the College Readiness Mathematics Standards (CRMS) recently completed by the TMP.