CCCCO Assessment Options Webinar - 10/11/16

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office hosted a webinar in October 2016 about assessment options and the Common Assessment Initiative ("CAI"). This webinar updated participants on the status of CAI and provided information about how colleges ought to proceed given the implementation delays. In addition to this background information, there were presentations on: The Multiple Measures Assessment Project: why it has been adopted and what impact it is expected to have Collaborating on Assessment: how Los Rios District brought its colleges to work together and achieved assessment...

Assessment Options Table

Title 5 §55502(i) requires multiple measures be used as a component of a district's assessment of students. The table attached below lists possible assessment options that districts can use along with some background information relating to the various Ed Codes relevant to assessment. When choosing which measures to use, colleges and districts must remember the following requirements: An assessment process must utilize at least two different evidence-based assessment measures. If utilizing a test score as one of the measures, it must be used with a measure from one or more other assessment...

The All-important Placement Cut Scores - Where to Start?

The attached PowerPoint presentation addresses what options and resources are available for determining placement cut scores. The presentation addresses the most desirable option--Standard Setting--as well as imperfect options including: · Concordance Tables · Proficiency Statements · Simulated Student Testing · Contrasting Group from a Prerequisite Course · National Sources · Comparable School and Courses Explanations of each of these options are offered as well as consideration of some of their strengths and weaknesses.

Positioning Students with the Multiple Measures Assessment Project

The PowerPoint presentations below offer an overview of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) and discuss why it was created and how it can be effectively implemented. "Positioning Students with the Multiple Measures Assessment Project" addresses the reasons behind the adoption of MMAP and the projected impact that it could have across the California Community College System, along with some lessons learned from pilot colleges. "MMAP in English MiraCosta College" and "Compass Users Webinar" offer in-depth looks at how implementation of MMAP went at MiraCosta and Shasta College,...

Common Assessment Initiative - Overview and Updates

The attached PowerPoint presentation offers an overview of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI). In particular, it addresses what the goals and limitations of the initiative are and how CAI interacts with the Multiple Measures Assessment Project. It also offers a brief timeline overview which includes highlights from 2014/2015 and an explanation for the delay in the anticipated rollout for Fall 2016. Finally, it addresses what steps colleges and individuals can be taking to prepare for the coming rollout. For up-to-date information about the timeline, please see: CAI website Common...

Common Assessment Initiative - Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)

The PowerPoint presentation provided below (dated April 15, 2016) offers an overview of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) , including the purpose of multiple measures, data sets and variables for models, common concerns, and information on the Canada College MMAP Pilot Study. The MMAP is a collaborative effort of the CCCCO Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) designed to develop, pilot, and assess the implementation of a placement tool using multiple measures through the joint efforts of Cal-PASS Plus , the Research and Planning Group and, as of the date of this presentation,...