Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

Final Placement Recommendations

Recommendations of the Illinois Community College Chief Academic Officers (ICCCAO) & Illinois Community College Chief Student Services Officers (ICCCSSO) on Placement Methods and Scores

On June 1, 2018, the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents approved a common placement framework for the 48 Illinois Community Colleges. This framework operates under the following assumptions:

  1. The document recommends that colleges use multiple measures for placement. At this point, it is not a mandate, but a system wide agreement. Many more steps are required to reach full implementation and complete consistency.
  2. The recommendation suggests a list of valid measures to choose from, including the scores on those measures.
  3. The recommendation charges the ICCB with doing further research about the validity of those measures.
  4. The recommendation charges the ICCB with putting together a working group to go over implementation issues. This working group must come from a cross-section of stakeholders in the Illinois community college system.
  5. The document demonstrates that the Illinois Community College system is aware of disparities in placement across the state and is actively working to correct those disparities in a collaborative manner.
  6. The ICCB has supported this effort, has been involved in high-level conversations about this work, and has worked to balance local control issues with the need for more statewide consistency on this issue.

Placement Framework