Include Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Student Success Metrics (SSM)

Fall
2019
Resolution Number: 
07.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, Memo AA 18-41 [1] (July 20, 2018) jointly issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) strongly encouraged colleges to “[e]xplore credit ESL pathways to transfer-level English that allow for credit ESL faculty to … create a credit ESL course that is the equivalent of transfer-level English,” and Memo AA 19-20 [2] (April 18, 2019) jointly issued by the CCCCO and ASCCC likewise strongly encouraged colleges to explore the “[c]reation of a credit ESL course that is the equivalent of transfer-level English”;

Whereas, The Student Success Metrics Dashboard, Second Build, 01.18.19 Data Element Dictionary [3]Notes for each learning progress metric stipulate that “Courses outside of math and English Taxonomy of Program (TOP) codes are not included in this metric,” thereby excluding credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses equivalent to Transfer-Level English; and

Whereas, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin, 2017) allows credit ESL students a three-year time frame to complete transfer-level coursework in English [4];

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to include credit ESL courses equivalent to transfer-level English in the Learning Progress metrics; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to include completion of transfer- level English within a three-year time frame for students who begin in credit ESL coursework in the learning progress metrics.

MSR: Referred to the Executive Committee to research conflicts within and report back to the body and take appropriate action by spring of 2020.


[1] https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a565796692ebefb3ec5526e/t/5b68e1... 0186421/AA+18-41+AB+705+Initial+Guidance+Language+for+Credit+ESL_.pdf
[2] https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a565796692ebefb3ec5526e/t/5cba33...
[3] https://digitalfutures.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Documents/data-element-dictio...
[4] https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=20...