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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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Welcome To The Office of Institutional Effectiveness!

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) is responsible for conducting institutional research and developing information in support of institutional accountability, institutional assessment, unit assessment, planning, accreditation, and grant development.

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On September 24, 2010, Assembly Bill (AB) 2086 was chaptered into California law. This bill amends Section 69432.7 of the California Education Code that redefines "qualifying institution" for purposes of the Cal Grant Program. This bill requires Cal Grant participating institutions to provide information on where to access California license examination passage rates for graduates of certain undergraduate programs if that data is electronically available through the Internet Web site of a California licensing or regulatory agency. This change became effective on January 1, 2011.

Passage rates provided must be for the most recent available year and be for graduates of its undergraduate programs leading to employment for which passage of a California licensing examination is required. This law does not require institutions to calculate and publish rates, but they must provide a link to the appropriate California licensing or regulatory agency that does.

Los Angeles Southwest College is in compliance with the requirements of AB 2086.  See program information below for license examination pass rates for LASC academic programs.  Data will continue to be updated as California licensing and/or regulatory agencies make the information electronically available.

Registered Nursing Program

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Southwest, a student is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).  Once passed, the student becomes a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of California.

NCLEX Examination Pass Rates are found at the CA Board of Registered Nursing 

California License Examination Passage Rates

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative

SB 852 and SB 860

Background: Recently enacted legislation established a new system of indicators and goals that is intended to encourage improvement in institutional effectiveness at California community colleges. Pursuant to Education Code section 84754.6, the Board of Governors (BOG) adopted a goals framework at its March 16, 2015 meeting to measure the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment (see attached Consultation Digest and BOG Item). This statute also requires that, as a condition of receipt of Student Success and Support Program funds, each college develop, adopt and post a goals framework that addresses, at a minimum, the following four areas: student performance and outcomes, accreditation status, fiscal viability, and programmatic compliance with state and federal guidelines. In addition, it requires that the Chancellor post by June 30, 2015, and before each fiscal year thereafter, the annually developed system-wide goals adopted by the BOG, and locally developed and adopted college/district goals. (Excerpt from Acting Chancellor Memo)

Purpose and Mission: The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to help colleges and districts improve their fiscal and operational effectiveness and promote student success, while also reducing accreditation sanctions and audit findings. An important focus of the program is to draw on expertise and innovation from colleges and districts in advancing best practices and avoiding potential pitfalls. The catalyst for this effort has been the student success movement and the implementation of evidence-based strategies shown to improve educational outcomes for students whether their goal is earning a degree or certificate, career advancement or transfer. (IEPI Information Sheet)

Developing and Adopting the Goals Framework: During this first year, each college should adopt the framework of indicators approved by the BOG and colleges/districts adopt at least one goal for each of the following four areas:
1) Student performance and outcomes: Course Completion Rate
2) Accreditation status: Accreditation Status
3) Fiscal viability: Fund Balance
4) Compliance with State/Federal guidelines: Overall Audit Opinion

The process that a college uses to adopt the goals framework and college goals should be locally determined, but colleges are encouraged to ensure that all appropriate constituency groups (e.g. academic senate, classified staff, student senate, etc.) are engaged, consistent with their college’s collegial consultation process.

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative

Year 3 Goals Framework: 2017-18

Los Angeles Southwest College



Los Angeles Southwest College


Short-Term: 1 year

Long-Term: 6 years

Accreditation Status1

Fully Accredited - Reaffirmed

Fully Accredited - No Action

Successful Course

Completion Rate2



*Required College Choice: Choose one student achievement measure and set goals*

Remedial Rate: Math3



**Optional College Choice: Self identify any one indicator and provide a narrative of the result**

Remedial Rate: English3



Los Angeles Community College District


Short-Term: 1 year

Long-Term: 6 years

Fund Balance



 Audit  Findings

 Audit Opinion Financial  Statement



 State Compliance



 Federal Award / Compliance



Based on ACCJC status as reported at https//

2, 3 Based on previous years data provided by CCCCO Datamart and populated at https//

More information about the Institutional Effectiveness Goals Framework can be found at the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Website: IEPI

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