Whereas, The use of multiple measures when placing students into courses in English, English as a Second Language, reading, and mathematics is required by Title 5 §55522 of the California Code of Regulations;
Whereas, Many multiple measures that are currently used at community colleges have been developed locally and the data collection and validation of those measures is the responsibility of the college;
Whereas, Any assessment test that is used to place students is required to go through a rigorous review and approval process that includes pilot testing, field testing, demonstrating contentment validity, and showing that the test items and the test are free of bias; and
Whereas, The Common Assessment System will include multiple measures like the models created by the Multiple Measures Assessment Project using high school data such as courses taken, overall grade point average, and specific course grades that will be available to all community colleges, but these measures are not currently required to be validated like assessment tests;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to develop validation standards for any multiple measures that are included in the Common Assessment System; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to ensure that any multiple measures included in the Common Assessment System go through a statewide validation process prior to the full deployment of the common assessment to the California Community Colleges.
2017 - 18: CAI Representative to report on the progress of this resolution.