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Placement in the Pandemic: What to Consider When You’re Considering Directed Self-Placement Webinar

Monday, May 18, 2020
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
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Recent disruptions to standardized testing are forcing many institutions to consider alternative methods for writing placement. The presenters in this webinar—Katherine Conlon (UMass Lowell), Ann Dean (UMass Lowell), Jeroen Gevers (University of Arizona), and Erin Whittig (University of Arizona)—will share their recent experiences implementing Directed Self-Placement and offer support for those looking into new placement approaches, while acknowledging there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to DSP. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions that help them develop their own strategies for developing local DSP expertise, establishing connections with other stakeholders on campus, getting “buy-in” from various stakeholders, addressing common challenges such as resistance from faculty, staff, and administrators, overcoming disagreements over relevant constructs or program goals while implementing DSP, designing valid and effective DSP instruments, and supporting students throughout the DSP process. Presenters will share material resources that participants can use at their own institutions.

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