ERIC Number: ED329313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Matriculation Assessment Standards.
Scott-Skillman, Thelma; Halliday, Karen
Assessment testing in California's community colleges (CCC) helps to identify entering students' goals and skills level and to ensure that the students are properly advised of appropriate courses and programs. The California Education Code requires that all assessment instruments be approved by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. As part of its efforts to establish methodologies for use by colleges in reviewing their placement instruments, the Chancellor's Matriculation Assessment Work Group developed a document to guide the choice and use of assessment instruments. Entitled "Standards, Policies and Procedures for the Evaluation of Assessment Instruments Used in the California Community Colleges," this four-part guide: (1) provides a definition of matriculation, reviews regulations on assessment procedures as contained in Assembly Bill 3, presents an outline of the seven-step process for recommending specific assessment instruments to the Chancellor, lists provisions and prohibitions pertaining to specific matriculation services used in the CCC, and summarizes the rationale for the use of assessment for placement purposes; (2) reviews standards for the evaluation of assessment measures, examining issues of test validity; reliability and errors of measurement; scaling, norming, score comparability and equating; standards for administration, scoring and interpretation; and testing special groups; (3) discusses test usage criteria specific to the California community colleges; and (4) details the seven-step process for reviewing assessment measures. (GFW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Discussed as agenda item 6 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Stockton, CA, March 14-15, 1991).