Basic Skills Initiative

For background on the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), please download the Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges literature review (affectionately referred to as "The Poppy Copy"), available at and search within the site for "Basic Skills Handbook."


For Statewide data regarding Basic Skills students in California, view the PowerPoint given to all community colleges by teams of experts throughout 2007-2008, attached.

For recent information on Transitional Studies (aka Basic Skills) students at Oxnard College, review the Report distributed by Lisa Hopper (Research Assistant for Carolyn Inouye, Dean of Instructional Services and Institutional Research) at the March 26, 2009 Transitional Studies Advisory Committee meeting.

For reports on the Success Academy students, please refer to one of the following:

• Formal Reports generated by Dr. Carolyn Inouye's Office reporting on both English and Math Success Academy students: (1)Grade Distributions; (2) Comparison to Regular Offerings; and (3) Retention and Success Rates

• Marlene Dean's informal report on Success Academy math students

• Margaret M's informal report on Success Academy English students

• ARCC Data 2009

• CB021 Coding

• CB021 Coding Rubric

• Community Statistics for Oxnard Community

• ESL Preliminary Persistence Data