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Plan for the transition to CCCAssess including local SIS integration and Shibboleth.

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

Step 1: Form Team

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.

Step 2: Analyze Current Resources

Review your current process.

The current procedures will be a frame of reference as you convert to CCCAssess and create new processes.

Identify hardware resources.

Schedule a kick-off call by contacting Monica Zalaket, CCCAssess Implementation Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 530-213-3677.

Analyze your staff and technology resources. You can work with your administrative team to apply for a grant to fund some of the additional needs to convert your assessment center to using CCCAssess.

Step 3: Apply for Funding

Be sure that the effort to apply for funds is coordinated internally.

CAI Implementation Grant Overview
CAI Implementation Grant Application
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Step 4: Compare Course Outlines to Competencies

Your Instructional Faculty can map the competencies in the CCCAssess test to local college courses by following the tutorial and using mapping spreadsheets.

Step 5: Get Trained

Attend a regional professional development session.

Review webinars.

Step 6: Leverage Data

Your Research team will work on the validation model, comparison to the Chancellor’s standards and determine how best to utilize dashboard reports.

Step 7: Prepare for Transition

With your staff, craft your definition of success.

Develop a timeline to be sure that your college meets the adoption deadline.

Testing centers will need to meet readiness requirements for using CCCAssess and become registered as a certified test site.

Add information to the student portal about assessment.

Use funding provided by CAI to fund planning, training and new technology.

Step 8: Reach Out

Implement the student communication plans through the student portal.

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.

Step 9: Plan Your Launch

Offer staff and faculty a practice test so they are familiar with how CCCAssess looks and feels.

Offer students the practice test at the center, online and at outreach events.

Develop the program for the enrollment process.

Verify the score uploads to Centralized CCC.

Step 10: Start Assessing

The Assessment Center will officially transition to the new assessment and use it with students.

Step 11: Debrief CCCAssess Implementation

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.