TO: CSU Presidents FROM: Loren J. Blanchard, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chancellor While the CSU has made significant progress in improving college readiness over the past two decades, today nearly 40 percent of admitted freshmen are placed in developmental education courses that typically do not count toward a baccalaureate degree. Improving college readiness of all students is a cornerstone of Graduation Initiative 2025 because of its direct relationship with progress toward degree…

TO: Chief Executive Officers Chief Business Officers Chief Instructional Officers Chief Student Services Officers FROM: Eloy Ortiz Oakley Dear Colleagues, Over the last several weeks, the Chancellor’s Office team has been thoroughly reviewing the progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) to include the findings from an independent project review. In addition, the team has also considered the ramifications of recent legislation that will directly impact the assessment and placement process…