Developmental & Readiness Education

Basic Skills Initiative Overview

BSI Self-Assessment

The statewide Academic Senate required participating colleges to assess their own progress against 26 effective practices, outlined on the statewide Academic Senate webpage.  The state provided a series of questions and templates for each college to complete its own evaluation.

Using this framework, in Spring 2008 the BSI Team Leader's completed De Anza's Self-Assessment. Please read the Executive Summary or the entire Self-Assessment report.

Within this report, three main areas of focus emerged:

  1. Staff development
  2. Cultural competence
  3. Integration of current programs and services

These themes arise repeatedly throughout most of the 26 effective practices, sometimes often implicitly but sometimes explicitly.


Last Updated: 12/16/10