Disaggregation of Learning Outcomes Data

Spring
2015
Resolution Number: 
02.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, The revised accreditation standards adopted in June 2014[1] by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) state in Standard I, Institutional Mission and Effectiveness, the following:

  • Quantitative and qualitative data are disaggregated for analysis by program type and mode of delivery, (I.B.5) and
  • The institution disaggregates and analyzes learning outcomes and achievement for subpopulations of students. When the institution identifies performance gaps, it implements strategies, which may include allocation or reallocation of human, fiscal and other resources, to mitigate those gaps and evaluates the efficacy of those strategies, (I.B.6); and

Whereas, Concerns have been expressed from the field regarding how to meet the requirements for disaggregation of data and the extent to which such disaggregation is feasible to yield meaningful analysis;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges facilitate a conversation in the field, through breakout sessions, Rostrum articles, or other means deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee, regarding the disaggregation of learning outcomes data, the extent to which such disaggregation is feasible to yield meaningful data and the means by which colleges can meet or exceed the requirements of accreditation Standard I.B.6 adopted by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges in June of 2014. 

MSC

Status Report: 

Research has been completed and presented at the ACCJC Conference in April 2017 and Spring 2017 Plenary Session. An annotated bibliography was provided to the Academic Senate and the ASCCC Foundation as part of the SLO Disaggregation project funded by the Foundation. 2017 - 18: Research was presented at the ACCJC 2017 Partners in Excellence Conference. Committee will hold off on I.B.6 until we here back from ACCJC in January 2018. There could be a Rostrum to give an update on Disaggregation of Learning Outcomes Training, 2.01. It is anticipated that this will be complete by the end of Spring 2018.