The Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) is a collaborative effort led by the RP Group and Educational Results Partnerships’ Cal-PASS Plus system to develop, pilot, and assess implementation of a statewide placement tool using multiple measures. The project was originally funded through the California Community College’s Common Assessment Initiative (CAI). The project has now shifted to support the AB 705 implementation.
For over two decades, California’s community colleges have been required to assess and place students in the curriculum through means other than a single test score. However, until recently, test scores have dominated the placement process across the California system. Yet, growing evidence indicates that multiple measures, such as high school transcripts and noncognitive variables, can greatly improve the accuracy of the placement process, and in turn, can facilitate student movement into and through college-level coursework.
The Multiple Measures Assessment Project has engaged with over 90 pilot colleges statewide to implement multiple measures assessment using high school performance to maximize student performance in college courses. With the shift towards AB 705 compliance, the MMAP Research team is working the Community College Chancellor’s Office to provide support, research, and recommendations on maximizing students’ likelihood of completing a transfer level math or English course in one year, or an ESL course in three years.
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Mallory Newell, RP Group, for information on the MMAP.
Visit the Chancellor's Office Assessment and Placement website for more information about similar work being done in this area.
Mallory Newell, Ed.D., De Anza College
Peter Bahr, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Rachel B. Baker, Ph.D., University of Irvine
Loris Fagioli, Ph.D., Irvine Valley College (former team member)
Kristen Fong, Ph.D., The RP Group
Craig Hayward, Ph.D., Bakersfield College
Alyssa Nguyen, M.S., The RP Group (former team member)
Nathan Pellegrin, The RP Group (former team member)
Terrence Willett, M.S., Cabrillo College
Educational Results Partnership
John Hetts, Ph.D.
Daniel Lamoree, M.S.
Ken Sorey, M.S.
Butte-Glenn Community College District
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative, Educational Results Partnership
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