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What You Need

Common Assessment Initiative: What You NeedUnder 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.


Assessment Staff: Learn how to use the assessment including activating students’ access, trouble shooting, proctor’s role and managing the student experience.

Instructional Faculty: Find guidance for instructional faculty in mapping competencies to local course outlines.

IT Staff: Plan for the transition to CCCAssess including local SIS integration and Shibboleth identity provider implementation.

Researchers: Learn about the report dashboard tied to CCCAssess for local and statewide research.

Administrators: Secure a grant to fund planning for CCCAssess at your college to support student success with more accurate placement.

Counseling: Use the student assessment report for counselors to guide students in making course selections.

Professional Development

Request for Training

This professional development process provides an opportunity for schools to request training and/or support. The completed Request for Training Form is submitted to the professional development team and within two to three days the requestor will be contacted for a pre-meeting to discuss needs. This process has been effectively utilized to schedule regional meetings and a competency mapping workshop at several college campuses.

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Upcoming Opportunities

The Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) Professional Development Regional Meetings provide an opportunity to learn about how to implement CCCAssess at your campus. Information provided is applicable to faculty (English, ESL, math, reading, counseling), researchers, assessment center staff and coordinators, IT personnel and administrators. Each meeting provides a general overview of the Common Assessment and updated information on implementation, platform, Multiple Measures, and competency mapping. Subject matter experts are on hand to present the information and address audience questions. Regional meetings are held throughout the state of California to maximize opportunities for college teams to attend. In 2016, there were 10 professional development regional meetings, ranging from the San Francisco Bay Area, to Fresno and San Diego.

Locate upcoming Professional Development sessions being offered regionally.


Follow this guide to get started:

CAI Implementation Guide

Review materials from Regional Professional Development Meetings:

CAI Professional Development Documents and Resources

Get Help:

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