About the Program
Each year, California’s community colleges identify hundreds of thousands of students as underprepared. These students are placed into basic-skills courses to help get them ready for college-level work. How do community colleges assess and place students? How does placement affect students’ college trajectory and academic outcomes? PPIC researcher Olga Rodriguez will outline findings from two new reports, and a panel of experts will discuss challenges facing basic-skills education and the promise of recent reforms.
This event made possible with funding from The Sutton Family Fund.
12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Olga Rodriguez, research fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Hans Johnson, center director and senior fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
Mónica Henestroza, higher education advisor, Office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
Myra Snell, math lead and co-founder, California Acceleration Project
Theresa Tena, vice chancellor of institutional effectiveness, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn