[Wsssc] FW: Guidance on Suspended Operations

Joe Holliday jholliday at sbctc.edu
Thu Mar 5 14:18:37 PST 2020

Colleagues: FYI below.

Subject: Guidance on Suspended Operations
Importance: High

Greetings All,

I hope this finds you all well. We in the BEdA Office would like to provide you with the following guidance concerning suspended operations during this challenging time.

In the event that  programs are  unable to post-test students due to significantly reduced or suspended operations this will be taken into consideration when our post-test rates are reviewed for monitoring and federal reporting. If this should be the case, we will consider data from quarters not affected.

If this affects the testing of new students, we suggest temporarily placing students using other measures available to your program that could be delivered online (high school transcripts, local assessments, student interviews, etc.). Then once students are able to be tested, test results could be used to adjust placement as needed.

In terms of the 3-quarter rule, if your college or CBO determines an excess of instruction has been missed and does not allow a student to have access to instruction, the program can choose not count the quarter with suspended operations as one of the 3-quarter counts. If this option is used, programs will want to document this and have it approved through the proper channels at your agency. We will sending this to the Instruction and Student Services Commissions as well.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thank you all for your continue dedication to our students and programs.



[Compass]Jon Kerr (he|his|him)
Director of Basic Education for Adults
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
jkerr at sbctc.edu<mailto:jkerr at sbctc.edu> * o: 360-704-4326 * f: 360-704-4419
Assistant Christy Lowder, * o: 360-704-4323 E clowder at sbctc.edu<mailto:clowder at sbctc.edu>

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