Whereas, As stated in Education Code 60850, all California public high school seniors must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a high school diploma;
Whereas, It is estimated that one out of ten (approximately 48,000 in 2006) California high school seniors will not pass the CAHSEE;
Whereas, Many of these students who have not received their high school diploma will be attending California community colleges; and
Whereas, Many of these students are low income and may not qualify to receive federal financial aid at the California community college unless they pass an "ability to benefit" test;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local governing boards, administrators and local senates to offer early outreach to high school seniors by providing information about college financial aid options and other student support services; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges study the possible impact that the mandate for CAHSEE has on general enrollment, student access, demand for basic skills and the impact on student equity in California community colleges. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
This issue was declared non-feasible by the Executive Committee on adoption of 2008 - 09 Noncredit Committee goals for Fall 2008.