Office of Instruction Update - March 3, 2018

Datatel/Webadvisor Outage

On Thursday, March 8 at 5 pm Datatel/Webadvisor will go down until Tuesday, March 13 at 7 am. This outage will not affect the CR email system, Canvas, SARS, and SARS Track.

This outage has been planned so that IT can migrate the data in Datatel to a new sql database. Although the migration will not have a noticeable improvement for end-users, it will make our system better able to integrate with other systems, and is a major step towards keeping our tech infrastructure current.

This has been a stressful and tireless undertaking for IT. Please thank Tom Cossey and his colleagues for their dedication.


AB 705 Matriculation: Assessment

CR is engaging in discussions about implementing AB 705 by the required fall 2019 deadline. This legislation, requiring that colleges maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level English and math within a one year timeframe, will have a wide-ranging impact at CR. AB 705 also requires the placement of students into English and math using high school performance in addition to a placement test.


Several groups are working to get the college ready for fall 2019. The Math and English Departments are discussing the existing sequences leading to transfer, and how to best support a growing number of students placing directly into transfer.


The Multiple Measures Assessment Task Force is working with the ASC to ensure that students get a placement based on how they did in high school, and they receive that placement if higher than Accuplacer.


CR’s Nicole BryantLescher is serving as a member of a team that has been assembled by the Chancellor’s Office to provide guidance for implementation of AB 705.  Nicole gave a very informative presentation to the Academic Senate yesterday.


Please reach out to me or people in these groups with questions about how these changes could impact your programs. This is a fast-moving initiative in its early stages, but the impact will go beyond the English and math departments.


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Fast Fact

Transition from High School to California Community College


  • More that 75 percent of students repeat one or more levels of math successfully completed in high school
  • More than 50 percent repeat 2 or more levels of math
  • African American and Hispanic students are 60 percent more likely to repeat levels
  • Female students are 20 percent more likely to repeat levels


Source: 2008-2014  system-wide data from the RP Group’s Multiple Measures Assessment Pilot

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