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Illinois Council of Community College Presidents

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):

The policy was adopted by the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents.

When the policy was first adopted: 2015
Is the policy mandatory or optional? The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) Acceptance Policy was adopted across institutions.1
Do the measures vary or are they uniform across campuses?

Vary beyond the PARCC

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

No

What subjects are using multiple measures for placement?
  • english
  • math
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests PARCC
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 Course grades
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
If a statewide high school standards-based assessment is included, is it aligned to the Common Core?

Yes (PARCC)

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

Yes

The placement process using these measures:

A PARCC score is accepted to place students as follows:

  • Math: A score of 4 or 5 would allow students to be placed into a college-level general education math course.
  • English: A score of 4 or 5 would allow students to be placed into college-level writing and oral communication courses.

An institution may elect to accept a PARCC math score of 3 for placement into a college-level general education math when the student has demonstrated other indicators of readiness, such as having earned a grade of ā€œCā€ or better in a post-Algebra II course during the senior year and/or when the institution provides significant assistance and supports to such students.

Multiple measures policy documents:
Were cut scores for the measures determined by the system or state?
  1. Illinois adopted the SAT instead of the PARCC as the standard high school achievement test after the PARCC agreement was adopted, so while community colleges will still accept PARCC scores for as long as eligible students have them, the policy will have limited impact on community college placement.