Welcome to the CCC Common Assessment Initiative
Working closely with faculty and staff from colleges throughout the state, the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is developing a new assessment for ESL, math and English. With a consistent tool used statewide, students can take their assessment results with them when they transfer to another college. By using a common assessment, it will be easier for staff to provide placement guidance. Using centralized technology, administration will be streamlined as well.
Work is well underway and workgroups are participating in reviewing all aspects of the Common Assessment Initiative. Faculty and staff are digging into the details on the assessment to assure that it is customized to meet the needs of California Community Colleges. Twelve campuses will be piloting the assessment system and processes. Our team is visiting colleges to gather input and answer questions. Professional development and other support resources are currently being developed. To assure a smooth transition, the rollout across the system will be phased beginning fall 2016 through 2018.
You are invited to get involved:
· Give input on the assessments http://cccassess.org/preliminary-competency
· Be part of a focus group http://cccassess.org/join-us
Use these links to learn more about the project http://cccassess.org/about, review goals http://cccassess.org/goals, see the plan http://cccassess.org/project-plan and look at system objectives http://cccassess.org/cas-system. Visit http://cccaa-info.org/cai-presentation/ for a video presentation on the CAI by Dr. Jennifer Coleman, Program Director. This recorded CCCCO webinar covers questions related to the suspension of the assessment approval process and the sunset of Compass by ACT: CCCCO Assessment Webinar 1/14/16.
For the latest news, see below:
NEWS 12/17/15: CAI Prepares For CCCAssess Field Testing
NEWS 10/22/15: CCCAssess: 10 Things IT Staff Want To Know
NEWS 10/9/15: CAI Update to CCC Assessment Association
NEWS 9/24/15: Common Assessment Platform Group Engaged
NEWS 8/20/15: New Work Group To Shape CCC Assessment
NEWS 7/23/15: Watch CCCAssess Platform Development Progress
NEWS 7/23/15: State Center District Takes The Initiative
NEWS 5/21/15: Assessment Platform Work Group Members Sought
NEWS 12/11/14: Common Assessment System RFP Released
NEWS 10/03/14: Recent CAI Steering Committee Minutes Posted
NEWS 9/17/14: CAI Plans Road Show, Responds To Feedback
NEWS 8/29/14: CCC Launches Priority Registration Campaign
NEWS 7/29/14: CCC Budget To Fund Systemwide Internet Upgrade
NEWS 7/16/14: CAI Reviews RFI, Forms Key Work Groups
NEWS 6/25/14: Colleges Get More Time To Implement CCCApply
NEWS 6/23/14: Introducing CCC Technology For Student Success News
NEWS 6/16/14: CAI Leadership Selects Pilot Colleges
NEWS 5/7/14: Common Assessment To Create Statewide Platform
NEWS 4/14/14: CCC To Help More Students Earn Degrees
NEWS 4/11/14: CCC Initiatives On Tap At OTC 2014
NEWS 10/17/11: Two New Bills Will Save CCC Time And Money
NEWS 8/04/11: Tech>ology: Getting Smart About Data
NEWS 6/28/10: Tech>ology: Federated Identity–Part II
This website will serve as the primary source of information to the public, and to California Community Colleges faculty, staff, and administrators about the progress of the initiative.
A project of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office