Sunday, April 5, 2020
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Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)


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 a multiple measures approach.


The original Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) was 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 and is funded through the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office.

The Multiple Measures Assessment Project 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.

For more information...

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.

Project Director

Mallory Newell, The RP Group (Ed.D., De Anza College)


The RP Group

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)

Craig Hayward, Ph.D., Bakersfield College

Terra Morris, M.A., Formerly Cabrillo 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


California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office and the Los Rios Community College District


California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Educational Results Partnership, California Academic Senate, and the AB 705 Implementation Committee and ESL Subcommittee

News and Events

Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) Ab 705 Events Spring 2020



  • Focus Populations: High school graduates; new, first-time students
  • Status: Current
  • Contact: Mallory Newell, Project Director,

Areas of Impact


Related Projects

Academy of College Excellence Longitudinal Research Study



Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in the California Community Colleges (Poppy Copy)


Basic Skills Research Project (2009-2013)


Bridging Research, Information, and Culture Initiative (BRIC)


California Acceleration Project (CAP) Evaluation



Find information for colleges, including resources for getting started on your campus; decision rules and analysis code; guides for implementing multiple measures, non cognitive variables, and self-reported data; creating a research plan; and data submission.


Review white papers, technical reports, updates, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) produced by the MMAP team.

Presentations and Webinars

Presentations and Webinars
View presentations and webinars on a range of topics related to implementing and assessing the impact of multiple measures assessment. 

Note:  While these resources are generally for pilot colleges participating in the Multiple Measures Assessment Project, they are available to any California Community College stakeholder interested in learning more about how to adopt this approach.