Starting points for placement of incoming students at Grinnell in mathematics:
Table of approximate placements used by math faculty
Several years of data, indicating where incoming students actually placed
Several years of data, indicating what incoming students actually took and how they did
Access to TMYCIN inference engine (from UT-Austin), providing environment to identify categories, given rules and input
Find all courses, for which a student has sufficient background
E.g., student has sufficient background for precalculus and calculus
I (but not calculus II)
Pick the highest placement
E.g., If student has sufficient background for precalculus and
calculus I, place student in calculus I
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