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 state-wide, 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.

For the latest news, see below:


NEWS 8/20/15: New Work Group To Shape CCC Assessment

NEWS 8/6/15: Faculty Collaborate On Common Assessment Tool, in the August issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 7/23/15: Watch CCCAssess Platform Development Progress

NEWS 7/23/15: State Center District Takes The Initiative

NEWS 7/9/15: CCCAssess To Be Ready When Compass Exits, in the July issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 6/4/15: How To Implement CCCAssess On Your Campus, in the June issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 5/21/15: Assessment Platform Work Group Members Sought

NEWS 5/7/15: CAI Seeks English, ESL & Math Faculty Input, in the May issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 4/9/15: CAI Revises Development, Release Timeline, in the April issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 3/12/15: CAS To Include Optional Multiple Measures, in the March issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 2/12/15: 2 Partners Selected For CCCAssess Development, in the February issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 12/11/14: Common Assessment System RFP Released

NEWS 11/13/14: CAI To Form Professional Development Group, in the November issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

NEWS 10/17/14: Common Assessment, But Not For Common Placement, in the October issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News

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 6/23/14Introducing 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

NEWS 1/21/10: Statewide Effort To Explore Benefits Of Centralized Assessment


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. 


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