Whereas, Many California community colleges have locally established, researched, vetted, and validated placement tests that place students into classes in which they are most likely to be successful;
Whereas, Assessment for placement is closely related to matters of prerequisites and curriculum and is therefore clearly an academic and professional matter; and
Whereas, Assessment instruments that do not align with established curricula are liable to increase misplacement of students into courses and therefore hinder student success;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly recommend that the California Community College Task Force on Student Success amend its recommendation (as of September 30, 2011) so as to ensure that discipline faculty have the dominant voice in the process of adapting the body of locally established and validated placement tests into the development of a common assessment instrument.
The CAI addresses this.