Webinar: Grading for Equity

In this interactive session, Joe Feldman, career educator and author of the book Grading for Equity, and Dr. Shantha Smith provide a brief overview of the history of traditional grading and how the continued use of those practices can negatively impact teaching and learning, raise stress, and perpetuate disparities. They introduce a framework for equitable grading and provide

Checklist for Strong AB 705 Implementation

This resource provides a simple, one-page checklist California community colleges can use to further increase student completion and equity under AB 705. For pdf with clickable hyperlinks, open the file “PowerMoves” to the right. 

Alternatives to Below-Transfer Math

This simple, one-page resource outlines transfer-level alternatives to Intermediate Algebra for associate degree and career education students, along with B-STEM-directed students who have not passed Algebra 2.

Window into ESL-Designated Models of Freshman Composition

Statewide research shows that English language learners who graduated from a U.S. high school are at least twice as likely to complete transfer-level English if they enroll in the course directly rather than taking a stand-alone ESL class. However, those students often benefit from support in English language conventions and cultural context. To address this, colleges across

Still Getting There: How California’s AB 705 Is (and is not) Transforming Community College Remediation and What Needs to Come Next

How California’s AB 705 Is (and is not) Transforming Community College Remediation and What Needs to Come Next New report shows huge promise of legislation overhauling English and math remediation but many students are left out, especially Black and Latinx students Still Getting There, a report from the California Acceleration Project and Public Advocates, examines the second

Webinar: Real Talk – Discussing Complex Issues in the Beginning ESL Classroom

ESL instructors sometimes avoid difficult topics like race, civil rights, or immigration in the beginning ESL classroom out of concern that the language of those topics might be too “advanced.” However, our students engage with such difficult topics on a daily basis, so early exposure to, and practice with, that language may benefit them. In this Nov. 6,

Webinar: The Changing Landscape of ESL in California Community Colleges

This September 18, 2020 webinar features researchers from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) co-presenting on the landscape of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the California Community College system, with a focus on the variations in ESL pathways statewide and an exploration of pathways that help