ERIC Number: EJ822264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 1
Community College Strategies: Developments in Community College Accountability--California
Hom, Willard C.
Assessment Update, v20 n6 p9-11, 14 Nov-Dec 2008
Accountability efforts at California's community colleges gained prominence in the 1990s under an agreement known as Partnership for Excellence (PFE) that involved the chancellor's office, the legislature, and the governor's office. This agreement was the first wide-ranging accountability effort undertaken by the state's community college system. Although PFE produced additional funding for the state's community colleges, it did not fully meet the executive branch's interest in accountability. In 2004, the legislature and the governor's office approved Assembly Bill 1417 (AB 1417), requiring the chancellor's office, with the assistance of external consultants, to propose a performance reporting system. With the help of experts on community college performance, the chancellor's office satisfied AB 1417 by submitting a comprehensive plan for performance measurement that focused on the performance of individual colleges on a set of six basic performance indicators. In 2006, the chancellor's office implemented the proposal that emanated from AB 1417. The implementation of AB 1417 became the system known as Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC). This article presents an overview of the ARCC.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Accountability, Educational Indicators, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, State Standards, Standard Setting, Benchmarking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California