Placement Tests, Remedial Classes and Why Everything is Terrible

Jarvis Slacks
7 min readJan 27, 2015

Often times, when a student wants to go to a community college, they have to take a placement test. That test is very important. The question is, should the test be so important? And if we got rid of it, what would we replace it with?

This is an exercise in problem solving, not an argumentative essay pushing a position. I rarely don’t have a concrete…

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Jarvis Slacks

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