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Grant Background

Common Assessment Grant BackgroundUnder the guidance of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) advisory committee and work groups, the CCCAssess platform is currently in a review phase. Please view the Timeline page for updates on rollout dates.

Specific CAI objectives include:

  • Develop a common test for English, Mathematics, and English as a Second Language for all California Community Colleges.
  • Reduce the need for re-assessment of community college students by increasing the portability.
  • Increase the effectiveness and accuracy of test placement for students placing at or below college level.
  • Lower unnecessary remediation rates for California Community Colleges students and increase the initial placement level for qualified students.
  • Increase awareness of the importance of placement tests and improved student preparation.
  • Assist colleges with efforts to improve local assessment and placement practices.
  • Reduce the cost of assessment related activities at the district/college level by leveraging statewide economies of scale.
  • Leverage multiple measures data and research to improve placement.


For more information on the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) piloting, visit: Opens in new window