Whereas, Research has shown that students who complete a pre-collegiate basic skills course are more successful than students who do not; and
Whereas, Research has also shown that many students who are assessed as needing pre-collegiate basic skills work postpone or avoid enrollment in such courses;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the enrollment of students who are assessed as needing pre-collegiate basic skills into basic skills courses prior to their enrollment in college-level work.
Presentations on basic skills needs at plenary, publication of the Basic Skills Handbook, effective practices and Rostrum articles have all addressed the need for addressing basic skills. In conjunction with the work of the prerequisites task force, changes to Title 5 and content review work this resolution has been repetitively addressed.