Test Alignment

Spring
2001
Resolution Number: 
18.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Matriculation
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The California Department of Education is concerned about possible "test fatigue" among its students;

Whereas, The California Department of Education has convened an intersegmental task force to consider the use of its high school exit exam for high school exit competence, community college placement, and California State University and University of California admission;

Whereas, The majority of entering community college students are many years past high school graduation; and

Whereas, The California community colleges have an assessment tradition and a matriculation policy that eschews a single test for placement purposes and mandates the use of multiple measures, local validation, and challenge processes;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm support for an assessment philosophy that values multiple measures, local validation, and challenge processes; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to ensure that attempts to align tests be guided by these principles.

Recommendation: 
Seems as germane now as it did in 2001. (mwl 2009)
Status Report: 

In March 2007 the Board of Governors passed a resolution calling for the exploration of establishing a single/mandatory assessment test for all community college students. The Academic Senate asserted the concepts of this resolution in the work of the Assessment Task Force that followed on that resolution.

I think the CAI covers this.