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California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) has been working diligently to develop CCCAssess, the common assessment tool to be implemented systemwide.

CAI had aimed for a Fall 2016 limited pilot college implementation, with a staggered rollout schedule for the remaining colleges. This limited release plan was adjusted when we were informed that ACT would sunset COMPASS on Nov. 30, 2016. The 30-plus colleges using COMPASS were then scheduled to adopt CCCAssess in Fall 2016.

Despite all efforts, the CAI was not able to implement the Fall 2016 rollout.

The additional efforts needed to prepare CCCAssess for deployment are of the highest priority for the Chancellor’s Office, the CAI project team and other partners involved in the project. We are confident that CCCAssess will fulfill the need of a systemwide superior assessment for our students. The Chancellor’s Office is working with CAI to develop a new timeline. More information regarding the timeline will be forthcoming.

Help For Impacted Colleges

Colleges required to transition to a new assessment process have several options. The Chancellor’s Office has extended approval for tests that are currently approved. Additional options are also available to colleges.

Resources are available for those colleges affected by the delay in the rollout schedule. Please refer to a recording of the Chancellor’s Office webinar, held on Oct. 11, and memo for more information on available options.

For more information, please visit the Timeline Update page at

Information provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office