5 Things You Need to Know About Placement Testing...Subscores

Featured presenters: Jim Wollack and Sonya Sedivy, UW-Madison/Tailwind Placement Exams
Test users routinely place students on the basis of composite scaled scores; however, test users frequently express an interest in receiving diagnostic subscores to better identify students' relative strengths and weaknesses and help them more easily reach their full potential. Unfortunately, what test publishers seldom disclose is that subscores do not provide the information that end users believe they do, and overwhelmingly, the only information subscores can add is mis-information. Tune in as "The 5 Things You Need to Know About Placement Testing" turns its critical eye toward the topic of subscores.