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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 R1 ~ [pdf]
  • FY 17/18 P2 ~ [pdf]
  • FY 17/18 P1 (April Revised) ~ [pdf]
  • FY 17/18 Advance Estimate (October Revise) ~ [xls]
  • FY 17/18 Advance Estimate ~ [pdf]
  • FY 16/17 R2 Final ~ [xls]
  • FY 16/17 R1 Final ~ [xls]
  • FY 16/17P2 Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 16/17P1 Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 16/17 Advance Estimate ~ [xls]

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

  • Basic Skills Expenditure Guidelines ~ [pdf]

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

  • 2016-17 Basic Skills Year-End Expenditures Report:
  • Memorandum AA 18-35: Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Year-End Expenditures Report and Certificate [pdf] or [Word] ~ August 10, 2018
  • 2016-17 Basic Skills Year-End Expenditures Report Template [Excel]
  • Please follow the submission guidelines specified in the memorandum and submit the report via email to basicskills@cccco.edu by October 1, 2018
  • Student Success for Basic Skills (Basic Skills Initiative 2.0) 2017-18 Allocation:

  • Cancellation of Requirement to Submit Multiple Measures Reports to the Chancellor's Office [pdf] or [Word] ~ May 30, 2018
  • Student Success for Basic Skills (Basic Skills Initiative 2.0) 2017-18 Allocation and Certification Form [pdf] or [Word] ~ December 15, 2017

  • 2016-17 Mid-Year Expenditure Reports:
  • Memorandum SS17-17: 2016-17 SSSP, SE, BSI Mid-Year Expenditure Reports  [pdf] or [Word
  • 2016-17 Mid-Year Report for SSSP, SE, BSI. [Word]
  • 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)
  • Clarification of Grant Term End Dates [pdf] and Amendments Memo [pdf] or [Word] ~ June 21, 2018
  • 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   

    BSI (3CSN)

    • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] and Report Appendices [pdf] ~ 2017
    • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] and Report Appendices [pdf] ~ 2016
    • 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

     

    Contact Information

    For assistance, contact: 
    Project Monitor
    Chantée Guiney
      Specialist
     
           
    916.322.4260
    cguiney@cccco.edu

     

     

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