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Notes and News

  • Due Date for Reporting Basic Skills Initiative Expenditures from 2015-16 [pdf] or [Word] ~ September 21, 2016
  • Suspension of SSSP, Equity, and Basic Skills Plans for 2016-2017 [pdf] or [Word] ~ July 5, 2016
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Change in the Reporting Deadline for Basic Skills Initiative Fiscal Years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 October 1, 2015 ~ [Excel]
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Initiative Annual Expenditure Plan Submission Deadlines and Instructions Memo [pdf] or [Word] and Online Reporting Template [pdf] or [Word]

 

Basic Skills Allocations

  • Basic Skills Expenditure Guidelines ~ [pdf]
  • FY 16/17 Advance
    Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 2015/16 P2 Est.
    ~ [xls]
  • FY 2015/16 P1 Est.
    Adjusted ~ [xls]
  • FY 2015/16 Advance
    Estimate ~ [pdf]
  • FY 2015/16 P1 Estimate
    ~ [pdf]

Grants, Reports and Program Forms     

  • 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))

 

 

Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Chancellor's Office sub-unit responsible for Credit and Noncredit Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) and provides State Leadership activities for the colleges, including, technical assistance; program evaluation; faculty/staff development; research and identification of emerging issues; advocacy; and special project funding and monitoring. The sub-unit also answers requests for information on community college Basic Skills and ESL activities from the public, lawmakers, the media and other interested parties.

In addition to providing overall coordination of sub-unit activities, this web page provides a forum for discussion and dissemination of research findings and other 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:

  • To maximize the effectiveness and efficient utilization of the system's Basic Skills and ESL resources.
  • To 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.
  • To 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.

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Resources


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Selected External Resources

  • California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges:  A list of resources that relate to California and national math initiatives, including acceleration.
  • California Pathways: The Second Language Student in Public High Schools, Colleges, and Universities: An overview of the issues involved in education second language students in California; includes proficiency descriptors by skill and level.
  • ICAS Competency Documents: The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senate is responsible for regularly updating competency statements for entering students. Of particular interest are the statements for Academic Literacy and Mathematics.
  • Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy (IHELP): Under the leadership of Nancy Shulock, the Institute has published several influential community college reports on student access and success, accountability, and funding.
  • Common Core State Standards: These standards have been adopted to improve the success of graduates from K12. You will hear these standards mentioned in educational discussions at every level.
  • Getting Past Go: A project of the Education Commission of the States to use policy levers to improve developmental education in higher education. The Common Core State Standards are an important aspect of the work.

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   Contact Information  

For assistance, contact: 

             Kirsten Corbin, Dean        
916.322.1440
         
kcorbin@cccco.edu     

 
Project Monitor
Jo Glenn
  
916.323.3824
 jglenn@cccco.edu


            Eric L. Nelson, Ph.D.
       
916.327.2987
            enelson@cccco.edu           


2014-15 Basic Skills 
Coordinators Directory
[pdf]

2015-16 Basic Skills 
Advisory Committee
[pdf]

Program Reports

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