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Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Basic Skills and Special Programs Unit is responsible for Credit and Noncredit Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) and provides state-wide leadership activities for colleges, including, technical assistance; program evaluation; faculty/staff development; research and identification of emerging issues; advocacy; and special project funding and monitoring.

In addition to providing overall coordination of state-wide Basic Skills activities, this webpage provides information on the public value of Basic Skills and ESL instruction and on resource needs and policy issues related to serving underprepared students in the California Community Colleges. 

Strategic Goals for Basic Skills and ESL:

  • Maximize the effectiveness and efficient utilization of the system's Basic Skills and ESL resources.
  • Identify, promote, and disseminate information on exemplary programs and effective practices in serving academically underprepared community college students, to achieve program improvements through their replication and adaptation to the unique characteristics of individual community colleges/districts.
  • Recognize and inform the public about the system's achievement on the basic skills mission and on how that contributes to the availability of outcome data on post-secondary and/or employment goals attained by students who were academically under-prepared when they entered community colleges.

Basic Skills Initiative (BSI)

Allocation

  • FY 17/18 Advance Estimate ~ [pdf]
  • FY 16/17P2 Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 16/17P1 Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 16/17 Advance Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 R1 Final ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 P2 Est. ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 P1 Est. Adjusted ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 Advance Estimate ~ [pdf]
  • FY 2015/16 P1 Estimate ~ [pdf]    

Reports, Forms, and Resources (Applicable to expenditures February 13, 2017 and prior):

  • BSI Expenditure Report Template Due 10/17/2016 ~ [Excel]
  • Expenditure Report Form Updated 07/13/15 ~ [Excel]
  • BSI Plan Certification Form 2015-16 (pdf) or (Word)
  • Due Date for Reporting Basic Skills Initiative Expenditures from 2015-16 [pdf] or [Word] ~ September 21, 2016
  • Basic Skills Expenditure Guidelines ~ [pdf]

BSI / Student Equity / SSSP Integrated Planning (Applicable to expenditures after February 14, 2017):

  • Basic Skills Initiative, Student Equity Program and Student Success and Support Program Integrated Planning Documents Memo [pdf] or [Word] and Integrated Plan [pdf] or [Word] and Budget Instructions [Excel]
  • 2016-17 Expenditures for Basic Skills Initiative, Student Equity Program, and Student Success and Support Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and Guidelines [pdf] or [Word]
  • Suspension of SSSP, Equity, and Basic Skills Plans for 2016-2017 [pdf] or [Word] ~ July 5, 2016
  • Integrated Planning Webpage – click here Email: integratedplanning@cccco.edu

Basic Skills - Requests for Applications (RFAs)


RFA No. 15-068: Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program (BSSOT)
  • Formal Notification of Intent to Award Community College Basic Skills and Transformation Program 2015-16 Grants Memo [pdf] or [WordAND Intent to Award List of Applying Colleges and Funding Status [pdf] or [Word] ~ rev. May 20, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation RFA Q&A's [pdf] ~ March 22, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and RFA [pdf] or [Word] Updated ~ March 16, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation RFA Bidder's Webinar PowerPoint [pdf] ~ March 4, 2016
RFA No. 15-069: Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program
  • Quarterly Reporting Due dates for BSSOT and Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program [pdf] or [Word] ~ March 24, 2017
  • Formal Notification of Intent to Award Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program 2015-16 Grants [pdf] ir [Word] AND Intent to Award List of Applying Colleges and Funding Status [pdf] or [Word] ~ May 23, 2016 
  • Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA Q&A's [pdf] or [Word] ~ April 26, 2016
  • Addendum to the Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA [pdf] or [Word] ~ April 20, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA Bidder's Webinar PowerPoint [pdf] ~ March 11, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and RFA [pdf] or [Word] ~ March 1, 2016   

     

       Contact Information  

    For assistance, contact: 

                 Kirsten Corbin, Dean        
    916.322.1440
             
    kcorbin@cccco.edu     

     
    Project Monitor
    Jo Glenn
      
    916.323.3824
     jglenn@cccco.edu


    Chantée Guiney,
      Specialist
     
           
    916.322.4260
    cguiney@cccco.edu

               

    2016-17 Basic Skills 
    Advisory Committee
    [pdf]

    BSI (3CSN)

    • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ 2015
    • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ 2014
    • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ 2013
    • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ 2012

     

     

    For Division website assistance, contact David Garcia at dgarcia@cccco.edu