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Title 5. Education.Division 6. California Community Colleges.Chapter 6. Curriculum and Instruction.Subchapter 6. Matriculation Programs.Article 1. Scope and Definitions. Definitions   

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For purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) ?Assessment for placement? hereinafter referred to as ?assessment? is the process of gathering information about individual students in order to identify their skill level and appropriately direct them to courses for which they are prepared. Information used in the assessment process may include, but is not limited to, information regarding the student's study skills, English language proficiency, computational skills, aptitudes, goals, learning skills, career aspirations, academic performance, and need for special services. Assessment involves the collection of such information for purposes of course placement.

(b) ?Assessment test? is a validated, standardized, or locally-developed test used in addition to other measures in the course placement process.

(c) ?Career Goal? is the student's stated occupational interest upon application and is periodically updated during the student's continued enrollment at the college.

(d) ?Course of Study? is the student's chosen educational program; major or area of emphasis; or course sequence for transfer preparation, career preparation or advancement, completion of basic skills, or English as a Second Language proficiency to achieve the student's education goal.

(e) ?Disproportionate impact? in broad terms is a condition where access to key resources and supports or academic success may be hampered by inequitable practices, policies, and approaches to student support or instructional practices affecting a specific group. For the purpose of assessment, disproportionate impact is when the percentage of persons from a particular racial, ethnic, gender, age, or disability group, who are directed to a particular service or course placement based on an assessment test or other measure is significantly different from the representation of that group in the population of persons being assessed, and that discrepancy is not justified by empirical evidence demonstrating that the assessment test or other measure is a valid and reliable predictor of performance in the relevant educational setting.

(f) ?Education goal? is the student's stated intent to earn a degree or career technical education certificate, prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, improve math or English basic skills or English language proficiency, or pursue career advancement or occupational training or retraining, or other educational interest. The education goal is initially identified during the application process and updated throughout the student's academic career at the college during subsequent course registration or education planning processes.

(g) ?Exemption? is a waiver or deferral of a student's participation in orientation, assessment and/or counseling, advising, and other education planning services required pursuant to section 55520.

(h) ?Matriculation? is a process that brings a college and a student into an agreement for the purpose of achieving the student's education goals and completing the student's course of study.

(i) ?Multiple measures? are a required component of a district's assessment system and refer to the use of more than one assessment measure in order to assess the student. Other measures that may comprise multiple measures include, but are not limited to, interviews, holistic scoring processes, attitude surveys, vocational or career aptitude and interest inventories, high school or college transcripts, specialized certificates or licenses, education and employment histories, and military training and experience.

(j) ?Orientation? is a process that acquaints students and potential students with, at a minimum, college programs, student support services, facilities and grounds, academic expectations, institutional procedures, and other appropriate information pursuant to section 55521.

(k) ?Student Success and Support Program Services? are those services listed in section 55520.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Reference:

Education Code 78212

Education Code 78213

(Amended by Register 2013, No. 38.)