Baby Boomers, Xers, Yers and Me Using ACCUPLACER and CLEP To Span The Generations
OPEN FORUM AND DISCUSSION • Issues that confront test administrators in today’s multi-generational environment Panel Moderators: Jim Cashon - Director of Testing (Retired), St. Petersburg College, Florida Dot McGinnes - Coordinator of Testing (Retired), Santa Fe College, Florida Melissa Wilson - Director of Testing Services, Amarillo College, Texas
HOW DO THE GENERATIONS DIFFER? • Baby Boomers (1946-1964) Post WWII • non-traditional students/displaced homemakers, mature students • returning for a career change – men as well as women • Generation Xers (1965-1981) • The generation following baby boomers • TV/Video/computer and “me” generation • Generation Yers or Millennials(1982-2003) • “New Attitude” – smart, young, brash, technologically astute • Changing careers in record numbers
BEST PRACTICES • What do you consider “BEST PRACTICES” for administering ACCUPLACER, CLEP and other tests to the various generations?
ACCUPLACER and CLEP - Serving All Generations Santa Fe College • What changes can we make to help make the testing process more comfortable and less stressful for all students who need to take their ACCUPLACER, CLEP and other tests?
INTRODUCTIONS • Name and Title • Name and location of Institution • Type – public/private, two-year/four-year
THANK YOU!! • Thank you for your input, knowledge, suggestions, ideas and perspectives. • Our next generation of students will be better served as a result of our open communication!!