placement test


Definition of placement test

: a test usually given to a student entering an educational institution to determine specific knowledge or proficiency in various subjects for the purpose of assignment to appropriate courses or classes

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Recent Examples on the Web Omar is forced to take a placement test to secure his continued place for his final year and only passes due to the help of Patrick, Benjamin's son, who gets a hold of the answers and shares them with Omar. Julia Moore,, 7 Apr. 2022 Bexley City Schools in Franklin County had the highest percentage of high-scoring advanced placement test-takers with 76.9%, according to the data. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 14 Oct. 2021 The tiered placement method considers ACT scores, then a student’s high school GPA and appropriate grades, with a placement test as a final option, Fricks said. al, 25 Aug. 2021 Enrollment in the program is determined by a placement test given in the third grade. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2021 Two-year colleges do not require students to submit ACT or SAT scores but do require students to take a placement test. al, 11 Oct. 2020 As schools shutter and college placement tests such as the ACT are delayed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, high school students fear for their futures. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 18 Mar. 2020 San Diego Unified sorts students into advanced math or regular math as early as fifth grade, when every student takes a special math placement test. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Aug. 2019 Neuhaus’ students have achieved some of the top advanced placement test scores among public schools in the country, Channel 2 Action News reported. Steve Burns, ajc, 15 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of placement test

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Placement test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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