Developmental & Readiness Education

Basic Skills Initiative Overview


Basic Skills Website

The Basic Skills Website has a number of great publications, resources, and tools. Listed below are links to the three major components of the study:

  1. Literature Review: Basic Skills As a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges

  2. Self Assessment Tool
  3. Cost Revenue Excel Tool

Center for Student Success. (2007, February). Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in California Community Colleges. Sacramento, CA: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. Retrieved 08/26/08, from

California Community College Strategic Plan

The California Community Colleges Strategic Plan Website provides a road-map for achieving student success in-line with the Basic Skills Website. They also provide a helpful Executive Summary and Strategic Plan.

Links to Other California Community College BSI Websites

Colllege of San Mateo BSI:

Palomar College BSI:

Los Medanos College BSI:

Citrus College BSI:

Columbia College AWE:

College of the Sequoias Essential Learning Initiative:

Other Helpful Reading



Last Updated: 1/25/11