Find guidance for instructional faculty in mapping competencies to local course outlines.
Implementation Guide: For a model of how your team might plan implementation at your college, you can review the CCCAssess Implementation Guide.
Get Started: For general information about rollout dates, test development, the pilot process and other background, go to Get Started.
Materials: Find other materials under the Documents tab.
Step 1: Form Team
Step 2: Analyze Current Resources
Step 3: Apply for Funding
Step 4: Compare Course Outlines to Competencies
Step 5: Get Trained
Step 6: Leverage Data
Step 7: Prepare for Transition
Step 8: Reach Out
Step 9: Plan Your Launch
Step 10: Start Assessing
Step 11: Debrief CCCAssess Implementation
Join with others at your college — assessment center, instructional faculty, counseling, IT, Research & Administration — to establish an assessment implementation team.
Identify your college adoption date.
Schedule regular meetings from now until implementation.
Find sample meeting agendas under the Documents tab.
Review your current placement process.
The current procedures will be a frame of reference as you convert to CCCAssess and create new processes.
Consider your plans to change curriculum and how that might impact your placement model.
Be sure that the effort to apply for funds is coordinated internally.
Watch the tutorial on mapping competencies in the CCCAssess test to local college courses: Local Faculty Preparation for the Common Assessment. Opens in new window
Identify the courses that students can be placed into through CCCAssess, such as transfer level, one level below transfer and two levels below transfer.
Use the CAI mapping spreadsheets.
Attend a regional professional development session.
Review webinars (coming soon).
Your Research team will work on the validation model, comparison to the Chancellor’s standards and determine how best to utilize dashboard reports.
Develop a timeline to be sure that your college meets the adoption deadline.
Work with the Assessment Center to prepare materials for students.
With the implementation team, develop a communication plan to be sure that all the departments that use assessment results are aware of CCCAssess.
- Help make presentations at convocation, academic senate, department staff meetings, board of trustees meeting.
- Communicate with discipline-specific faculty about resources to share with students and feeder high schools.
Implement the student communication plans developed in the previous step.
Communicate about CCCAssess to the campus community based on the plan developed in the step above.
Keep the CAI team apprised of your progress and ask for support as needed.
Determine your local placement model.
Offer faculty a practice test so they are familiar with how CCCAssess looks and feels.
Learn how to read reports that summarize student test results.
As needs become apparent, provide students with information and resources to help them beef up specific skills that will increase their success in that subject area.
Communicate with CCCAssess about unmet needs that you discover during implementation. Your feedback can help formulate the next version of the platform so we are very interested in your comments and suggestions.
Identify challenges at your campus and come up with an action plan to overcome those challenges. Please share those with CCCAssess because your experience can help other colleges anticipate this challenge and seek ways to address it before implementation.
Respond to the feedback mechanism that you receive from CAI.