Sweetland Director Anne Ruggles Gere, with Graduate Research Assistants Laura Aull, Tim Green and Anne Porter published "Assessing the validity of directed self-placement at a large university" in Assessing Writing (2010). 

The article examined the previous directed self-placement (DSP) system that had been functioning for ten years at U-M. The goal was to determine the extent to which this manifestation of DSP could be described as a valid assessment system for students choosing between a developmental and a first-year writing course.

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