Assessment Staff

Build on current processes and plan how you’ll implement CCCAssess

Instructional Faculty

Compare competency maps to course outlines and review implementation steps

IT Staff

Identify resources, update processes and work with implementation team


Validate model, utilize reports and engage in the implementation process


Apply for implementation funding, review contracts and support adoption


Communicate value of new assessment to students and organize implementation

About the Initiative

California Community Colleges faculty and staff are working with the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) to develop new ESL, math and English assessments. Students’ scores will be portable and each college will make local placement decisions. The web-based platform will deliver timely results. There are 12 pilot colleges; it will be rolled out statewide in phases beginning Fall 2016 through 2018. Colleges will receive professional development and other support.

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