Common Baseline Indicator of Readiness for College-Level Mathematics and English

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
15.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Intersegmental Issues
Status: 
Not Addressed

Whereas, The three segments of California public higher education have come to agreement on the competencies needed by students to be successful in college-level mathematics and English, which are expressed in the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) documents Academic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California’s Public Colleges and Universities (Spring 2002) and Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students (April 2010);

Whereas, The competencies indicate the need for early preparation in mathematics and English in high school to be ready for college level work and to take seriously the assessment mechanisms to place into college level courses; and

Whereas, There is significant pressure from the Legislature and national initiatives for California community colleges to move to a set of common assessment instruments for placement into mathematics and English;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the work of community college faculty and their higher education colleagues at the University of California and California State University to correlate the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) competency statements for English and mathematics to any future statewide set of common assessment instruments in order to provide a baseline indicator of minimum preparation for college-level work to high school students; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to disseminate ICAS-derived information about preparing students for college during high school to their local area high schools.

MSC Disposition: ICAS, Local Senates

Status Report: 

I do not recall ICAS ever doing anything with this.