The CCCAssess project is underway and exciting conversations are happening as Community College faculty and staff come together to create the first centrally delivered assessment system for California Community Colleges. The idea of centralized assessment is not new, states such as Florida, Colorado and Minnesota have implemented statewide assessments and the CCCAssess project team is exploring the concept of centralized assessement for California.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundations were intrigued and awarded the California Community Colleges two grants to perform a feasibility study to prove the concept.
This project has been two years in the making. Assessment goals in System Strategic Plan and voices from the Legislature lead to the Assessment Task Force Report to the Board of Governors in January of 2008, which "directed the Chancellor to begin the process of evaluating the implementation of a systemwide uniform, common assessment with multiple measures of all community college students".
Built upon the concept of inclusion and collaboration, the CCCAssess project team consists of Community College faculty and matriculation, counseling, research and planning, and technology staff. Additional team members include representatives from the Department of Finance, the California Department of Education and the California State University.
- Provide and Deliver Testing Instruments Centrally
- Let the Community College System Select the Instruments
- Collect and Store Scores Centrally
- Web Portal Access to a Statewide Data Warehouse of Scores
- Leverage the Purchasing Power of the System (buy as a group, not as individuals)
- Don’t Mandate, provide a great service (participation is optional)
- Centrally Funded
Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2011 13:38