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Release 9 – September 22, 2019

About These Release Notes

This document provides a summary of the new features and enhancements available in Release 9. If you have any questions about these features, please contact your Account Manager.

New Features and Enhancements

Applicant Portal Enhancements

The following enhancements are available for the Applicant Portal as part of Release 9.

    Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Test

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs that collect ACCUPLACER scores and their participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

ACCUPLACER has been used with confidence by higher education institutions for over 30 years to help determine students’ readiness for credit‐bearing college courses. In recent years, there has been a significant change in the ways that colleges assess and place students into their coursework. ACCUPLACER Next‐Generation tests have been designed with those changes in mind.

Applicants can now self-report their Next-Generation ACCUPLACER scores under the Standardized Tests section.

    Improved Program Search

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs using the new Add Program page and their participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

The search filter on the new Add Program page has been updated to include better searching capabilities. This includes capturing applicable programs based on searches with misspelled and reordered words and school, organization, and institution names.

WebAdMIT Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for WebAdMIT as part of Release 9.

    Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Test

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs that collect ACCUPLACER scores and their participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

ACCUPLACER has been used with confidence by higher education institutions for over 30 years to help determine students’ readiness for credit‐bearing college courses. In recent years, there has been a significant change in the ways that colleges assess and place students into their coursework. ACCUPLACER Next‐Generation tests have been designed with those changes in mind.

You can access both the self-reported classic and Next-Generation ACCUPLACER scores on the Applicant Details page under the Standardized Tests panel. The field names for each test have been updated to reflect the test content. These fields are also available in the List Manager and Export Manager.

Field names and score ranges for the classic and Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests:

 

Classic ACCUPLACER

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER

Test Content

 

 

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Reading

Sentence Skills

Writing

Arithmetic

Arithmetic

Elementary Algebra

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

College-Level Math

Advanced Algebra and Functions

Score Range

20-120 points

200-300 points

Coming Soon!

Please review the list of upcoming events, including scheduled downtime/maintenance, product updates, and regional training opportunities.

Event

Date

Details

Sandbox Environment Refresh

September 23, 2019

The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment (sandbox.webadmit.org) was refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current sandbox were overwritten.

New WebAdMIT Webinar Series

Various

Liaison Academy now offers new WebAdMIT webinars. Each one-hour webinar focuses on a specific WebAdMIT feature and offers best practices, tips, and tricks for working with that feature. 

To learn more about these webinars and our other training resources, visit http://academy.liaisonedu.com.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Virtual Training

October 2 – 23, 2019

Register now for our Reviewing & Scoring Applicants virtual training course. 

Participants will learn how to make the best use of the Assignments and Interviews features in WebAdMIT through a series of hands-on exercises led by a WebAdMIT expert. They will learn how to rank applicants and pinpoint the most qualified candidates while networking with peers to learn how others are using WebAdMIT to achieve their admissions goals. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

October 21, 2019

The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment (sandbox.webadmit.org) will be refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current sandbox will be overwritten.

Enrollment Marketing for a Competitive Advantage Regional Training in Washington, DC

October 22, 2019

Register now for our Enrollment Marketing for a Competitive Advantage live training in Washington, DC. 

Participants will explore practical and realistic concepts and ideas to help them establish key communications goals and incorporate relevant technologies. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy Virtual Training

October 30 – November 20, 2019

Register now for our Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy virtual training course that intertwines reporting strategies with WebAdMIT functionality.

Participants will explore practical approaches in creating a data reporting strategy that supports their organization’s goals. This strategy includes using data available in WebAdMIT. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

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