Welcome to the Basic Skills Initiative Effective
Practices database. The Basic Skills Initiative
(BSI) created the database of professional development and student programs as
a part of the English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional
Development grant funded by the California Chancellor’s Office. This database contains programs, strategies
and practices that colleges submitted using two criteria: demonstrated student
success and sufficient quantitative and/or qualitative data to substantiate
their effectiveness. You may search the
database by a variety of methods, including the Effective Practice described in
Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success
in California Community Colleges, as well as college size, student
populations, student demographics, or type of program.
We encourage you to visit this page often as the information will
change. The BSI project leadership hopes
that this database will serve as a repository of effective practices but we
need your assistance. As you hear about
programs, strategies, or practices that are effective,
please ask that the
program be submitted to the database. For a program, strategy, or practice to be
accepted to this database, it must have been in existence for at least two semesters.
This will help us to gather as much
information possible to provide faculty, administrators and staff with
resources to develop local basic skills programs.
programs, strategies and practices were evaluated based on completeness of the
application and length of time of the program only. Neither the Chancellor’s Office nor the
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorses the entries. They
are provided only as a resource and to provide contact information so that
you can obtain more information.