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The mission of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality that are financially and geographically accessible and that meet individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth. The State Board for Community Colleges is the governing body of the Virginia Community College System. The fifteen members are appointed by the Governor for four-year terms with the ability to be reappointed for an additional four-year term.
VCCS Core Competency Assessments

VCCS Core Competency Assessment Areas and Timeline

  • Scientific Reasoning (2010-11)
  • Information Literacy (2011-12)
  • Oral Communication (2012-13)
  • Critical Thinking (2013-14)
  • Quantiative Reasoning (2014-15)
  • Writing Communication (2015-16)
  • VCCS General Education Competencies for Personal Development and Social/Cultural Understanding are NOT addressed in the VCCS Core Competency Assessment process.

Reports, Papers, Guidelines

Data Maps and Test Blueprints

Testing Instructions and Manuals

VCCS Resources

VCCS Policy Manual

Academic Services and Research
Institutional Research
VCCS Student Outcomes Report (May 2003)
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
SCHEV Research Website
SCHEV's Reports of Institutional Effectiveness
2004 ROIE Timeline and Measures [PowerPoint]
SCHEV Research Data Warehouse - List of Reports
Assessment After Ten Years: Reflection and Renewal (Presentation by Margaret Miller, November 1996)