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Local Process

CAI Local ProcessTo support your college in smoothly implementing CCCAssess, the Common Assessment Initiative provides a variety of resources.

Implementation Support

  • Get started
  • Key Steps
  • Documents
  • Webinar
  • FAQ
  • Field Experience

Get Started

  1. Watch the movie Opens in new window
  2. Review background materials
  3. Form a team to guide the implementation of CCCAssess at your campus. Members should include:
    • Instructional faculty
    • Counseling
    • IT
    • Research
    • Administration
    • Assessment center

Key Steps

CAI Phased Implementation Guide SampleDownload the CAI Implementation Guide. It provides an overview of the following 11 steps for the implementation team:

  • Form Team
  • Analyze Current Resources
  • Apply for Funding
  • Compare Course Outlines to Competencies
  • Get Trained
  • Leverage Data
  • Prepare for Transition
  • Reach Out
  • Plan Your Launch
  • Start Assessing
  • Debrief CCCAssess Implementation


CAI provides sample forms, competency maps, grant application, meeting agendas and other practical tools to get your team on the right track to meet your scheduled adoption date.

Find Documents — You can quickly find the CAI materials that you need under Documents in the main menu.


Learn more by watching these CCCAssess Webinars.

Regional Meetings

Go to Professional Development Sessions offered regionally.



Colleges benefit from the collective effort to implement CCCAssess. You’ll find answers to questions commonly asked about CCCAssess at CCCTechnology.infoOpens in new window, an online technology support community for CCC staff.

Contact us! If you have questions, feel free to contact a CAI team member.

Field Experience

What we learned from the pilot experiences has been incorporated into best practices and support materials for the next group of colleges that will be implementing CCCAssess.

Pilot colleges collected student responses for validation using the minimal version of CCCAssess. College representatives appreciated the responsiveness of the platform team and are excited about what the new assessment will mean to students.

“Test piloting the new common assessment is not easy, but it’s worth it when you consider the impact this will have on all of our future students. John Hadad and his team leading this effort are super responsive to all of our emails; we feel supported and not alone.”
—Jeff Long, Senior Matriculation Specialist, Saddleback College


“Implementation has not been without some issues, but CCC staff has been amazing. Their support has been awesome. They are responsive to issues and problems have been addressed quickly.”
—Michele Hollingsworth, Student Programs Specialist - Assessment Center, San Joaquin Delta College