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Math Placement Project Grant

Washington community and technical colleges continue to work towards more equitable placement practices. This includes moving away from standardized testing and focusing on high school transcripts evaluation and implementing guided self-placement models designed for students to reflect on prior experiences with reading, writing and math. Although colleges have made significant strides in placement assessment, inequities still exist, especially for historically underserved student populations and BIPOC students.

The purpose of the Math Placement Project Grant, generously funded by College Spark Washington, is to create a cohort of 6-9 colleges who are willing to share and learn from each other as they invest in examining and revising their current practices to ensure that all students who are currently eligible for placement into college level courses are being enrolled into those courses.  Additionally, this work should support colleges in moving forward towards common practices that are consistent and transparent for students.


Stephanie Rock
Program Administrator of Dual Credit & Strategic Enrollment Initiatives


Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Math Placement Grant Established September 2021
Fall Convening at Wenatchee Valley College (21 Colleges and OSPI) November 16, 2023
Winter Virtual Convening (21 Colleges and OSPI) January 25, 2024
6-9 Pilot Colleges Determined February 9, 2024
Spring Convening at Tacoma Community College April 25, 2024
Implementation of GRID for Math Placement at Pilot Colleges May 2024
Fall Convening - Location TBD Fall 2024

Grant Resources and Guidelines


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