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CATESOL & The RP Group- Multiple Measures Survey

Friday, April 20 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM| Online | 

Join us for this joint venture!

Registration for the CATESOL & RP Group Joint Venture Webinar is now open!

Instructions to Join: Register with Eventbrite. You will receive a link to join the meeting online 24hrs prior to the meeting. Please visit: to ensure your computer is ready to join.

What: CATESOL Webinar on Multiple Measures survey and responding to AB705 from the RP Group, with guest speakers & RP Group researchers, Terrence Willett, Craig Hayward, & Mallory Newell. 
When: Friday, April 20th, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online - Register Now! 


Contact your Community College Level Representative, Christina Yanuaria


Mission Statement
CATESOL is an association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.

Vision Statement
Be the trusted authority for knowledge and expertise in English language teaching and learning.

 About the RP Group

Mission Statement
Through professional and leadership development, technical assistance, research, and evaluation services, the RP Group strengthens the ability of California Community Colleges to discover and undertake high-quality research, planning, and assessments that improve evidence-based decision making, institutional effectiveness, and success for all students.
Vision Statement
The RP Group strives to build a community college culture that views planning, evidence-based decision-making, and institutional effectiveness as integral, collaborative strategies that work together to promote student success, increase equitable outcomes, improve college operations, and inform policymakers.
Our Core Values:
Quality, Authenticity, Equity, Collaboration

The RP Group receives funding from: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, The Gilbert Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

About the Guest Speakers & RP Group Researchers

Dr. Mallory Newell

Director of Institutional Research for De Anza College and Project Lead for the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP). A member of the AB705 workgroup, Dr. Newell has lead each phase of MMAP. She previously conducted studies and policy analysis for the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) in Sacramento.

Dr. Craig Hayward

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Bakersfield College and MMAP Researcher. Known for developing the Basic Skills Cohort Progress Tracker and the Transfer Velocity Cohort Report, Dr. Hayward has pioneered the use of recursive decision trees in placement decision rules and is currently working to adapt the MMAP decision trees for AB 705 requirements.

Terrence Willett

Dean of Research, Planning, & Institutional Effectiveness at Cabrillo College and MMAP Researcher. Founding research director for the CalPASS system and led the early analyses of high school to college transitions to guide faculty inquiry. He was an early adopter of applying machine learning to education research and has combined decision tree and GIS analyses in college choice analysis.

About the Organizer of CATESOL & RP Group Webinar

Christina Yanuaria

Christina Yanuaria currently serves on the CATESOL board as the Community College Level Chair, and has worked as an educator at various institutions abroad and in the U.S. for 16 years.  Within the various roles in the fields of education and ESL, she serves to facilitate academic discovery, collaborate and develop projects, conduct academic and legislative research and presentations, and incorporating new technologies and curriculum design, and is always striving towards developing equity and social justice awareness and progress.

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