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AB1417 Performance Framework for the California Community Colleges (ARCC)



California State Assembly Bill AB1417 established the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC) program that required the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to recommend to the Legislature and Governor a workable structure (framework) for the annual evaluation of community college performance in meeting statewide educational outcome priorities.

This study develops a set of performance frameworks, performance indicators, and recommended approach to performance evaluation for discussion and review by an External Panel of Experts, a Statewide Oversight Committee of California Community College Leaders, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst's Office in response to the requirements of AB1417.

The Chancellor presented the report to the Speaker of the Speaker of the California State Assembly on April 6, 2005. This formed the basis of Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges (ARCC).

RP Group Lead

Willard Hom, Project Director


LeAnn Fong-Batkin, Catharine Liddicoat, Alice van Ommeren


Trudy Bers, Josephine Burke, Kate Clark, Peter Ewell, Andrew Gill, Nikki Harrington, James Jacobs, Jane Patton, Diane Woodruff


California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office


California Community Colleges Consultation Council, Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges, Community College League of California, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst’s Office

Reports and Briefs

AB1417 Performance Framework for the California Community Colleges - A Report to the Legislature, pursuant to AB1417, April 2005
Cover letter, performance framework, and briefing paper on performance evaluation serving as the basis for the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC) reporting system.

Presentations and Webinars

Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC), Revised April 2006
PowerPoint presentation describing the background of ARCC, related web-based resources, performance indicators, and college and district reporting responsibilities for producing the ARCC report.

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