Placement Agreement Update

The Community & Technical College system leadership asked for more time for input and discussion so for now, the existing CTC system agreement remains in place for students taking the high school assessment this spring (both juniors, the Class of 2019, AND sophomores, the Class of 2020). Since the Smarter Balanced testing moved to 10th grade, the proposed language for both math and English essentially say that a B or better in a Bridge to College course trumps the Smarter Balanced score, i.e., the B will make students eligible for the placement agreement regardless of whether they scored in Level 1 or 2 on Smarter Balanced. The plan is to take the final proposal for the revised agreement to key system meetings in the spring quarter, culminating in the Instruction and Student Service Commissions taking action by the end of May, 2018.