English as a Second Language (ESL) Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubric Coding of Multiple Courses to the Same CB21 Competency

Fall
2019
Resolution Number: 
09.04
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Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, The CB21 rubric for noncredit and credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses has been revised in part to align with the six competencies of the Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs), thereby resulting in CB21 coding options of six letters to represent a range of competencies;

Whereas, The re-coding of existing ESL courses may result in circumstances where more than one course is appropriately coded to the same CB21 code;

Whereas, Re-coding to the new CB21 rubric may impact the data which is displayed for noncredit ESL in the Student Success Metrics, Datamart, and the Adult Education Pipeline and may impact the data reported for successful completion of transfer-level English composition or a credit ESL course equivalent to transfer-level composition from credit ESL courses; and

Whereas, The re-coding of ESL courses will result in new control numbers for those courses which may impact cohort tracking and other data displays;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to support ongoing research analyzing the impact of CB21 changes on noncredit and credit ESL student data displayed in state dashboards;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to provide guidance to encourage colleges to work closely with their ESL faculty and researchers to understand the impact of the changes in CB21 at their institutions;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to provide guidance to encourage colleges to mitigate any unanticipated consequences for noncredit and/or credit ESL programs at their colleges due to changes in their data; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to request that a window, or grace period, be allowed for colleges to submit revisions to CB21 codes on existing courses without triggering a new control number.

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