Using Multiple Measures in addition to High School Grade Point Average for Student Assessment and Placement Practices

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Noncredit, Pre-Transfer, & Continuing Education Committee
Status Report

Colleges have been encouraged to develop a comprehensive onboarding process that includes the identification of career and educational goals before being placed into courses. Colleges have been encouraged to incorporate this data with the high school data for placing students into the proper quantitative reasoning course.

Proposer Contact
Executive Committee

Whereas, The default placement rules in the AB 705 Implementation Memo, July 10, 2018[1]are based primarily on high school grade point average, and AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) and Title 5 §55502(i)[2] require colleges to use multiple measures for student assessment and placement;

Whereas, AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) and subsequent Title 5 regulations’ revisions will require changes within areas that fall under academic and professional matters, and such changes should be made in collegial consultation with local academic senates; and

Whereas, Title 5 §53200 requires the local governing board and its designee(s) to consult collegially with the local academic senate on all academic and professional matters, in particular curriculum, including establishing prerequisites, degree and certificate requirements, and standards or policies regarding student preparation and success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge that local academic senates work with their discipline faculty, counseling faculty, other appropriate faculty, student accessibility services, and assessment center staff when determining multiple measures and consider that those multiple measures consist of more than high school grade point average for student assessment and placement.