A Continuous Improvement Process

Equitable Placement improves students’ chances for success. This is central for achieving the Vision for Success goals and implementing Guided Pathways. But it is not a one-time activity. To best serve our students, we need to be consistently monitoring, evaluating and enhancing our placement practices.

The following process model outlines a continuous process of design, implementation and evaluation.

You may already have local data that you can use, or perhaps you need to look at what is available from other institutions across the state and country. In either case, make sure that an understanding of the data is grounding all of your decisions.

As you continue moving forward, you will be able to make decisions with more targeted local data. How have changes in implementation strategies affected the data? What are the areas to focus on improving? Where are students being disproportionately impacted?