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California Community College System Office (CCCSO)

Policy Status and Authority
Sectors with a multiple measures policy: 2 Year Sector
Policy Status: In Place
The policy is based on (statute, regulation and/or system policy):

Statute (Title 5)

When the policy was first adopted: 1986
Is the policy mandatory or optional? Mandatory
Do the measures vary or are they uniform across campuses?

Vary

Do the measures vary or are they uniform across degrees/pathways?

Not applicable; measures are not specified

What subjects are using multiple measures for placement?
  • reading
  • writing
  • math
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests None
High School Achievement Measures None
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
Measures optional or recommended to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests None
High School Achievement Measures None
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
If a statewide high school standards-based assessment is included, is it aligned to the Common Core?

Campuses may elect to accept the Early Assessment Program (EAP) test results which uses the Smarter Balanced Assessment; the program was developed by California State University (CSU), but it is not a requirement. See CSU profile for more information.

Were cut scores for the measures determined by the system or state?

No; measures to be used are not specified

The placement process using these measures:

According to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, California community colleges are required to use multiple measures of their choice to place students in developmental courses. However, the system does not offer requirements for the assessments to be included or the placement process to be used, but if an assessment is used it has to be the Common Assessment Tool (CCCAssess) once it is available (timeline is being developed).

Multiple measures policy documents: