Scenario B – Sample Response
Imagine you were in Kenshin’s position. What might you need to consider when evaluating the placement test and planning for the future?
- In this situation, I would first consider if the placement test currently being used is getting me the information that I want to know about my students and is helping me accurately place students into appropriate courses. I would also reflect on what is working well and what could be improved in terms of the amount of time and resources it takes to administer and score the test. If from this process I determine that we need a different approach to placement testing, I would think about the resources and steps needed to develop a new placement test, as well as the feasibility and appropriateness of using an off-the-shelf test instead of one that is locally developed.