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Submitted By: Jacques LaCour, Mid-Alameda County Consortium

Assessing for Learning Disabilities at Intake

  • Type of Practice: Assessment
  • Targeted Population: Adult Basic Education Students, Adult Secondary Education Students, Adults with Disabilities, Apprenticeship Program Participants, CTE Student, English Language Learners, First-time Students, High School Diploma Students, High School Equivalency Students, Returning Students, Citizenship Students, Vocational Certificate Students, K12 to CC Transitioning Students
  • Program Area(s): Adult Basic & Secondary Education, Adults with Disabilities, Apprenticeship, English as a Second Language & Citizenship , Career Technical Education
  • Consortia Involved:
    Chabot-Las Positas/Mid-Alameda County Consortium: Castro Valley Unified School District, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Dublin Unified School District, Hayward Unified School District, Livermore Joint Unified School District, Pleasanton Unified School District, San Leandro Unified School District, San Lorenzo Unified School District

The Challenge

It is well known that many adult learners are dealing with learning disabilities. An objective of the Mid-Alameda County Consortium is to help students identify and understand learning disabilities and get immediate support or a plan for addressing them as part of the intake process.

The Solution

The Student Assessment and Support Strategy Team is working on development of a comprehensive intake process designed to proactively identify students with learning disabilities. The members of the Mid-Alameda County Consortium believe that students, teachers and programs will benefit from providing students access to services, information and practical suggestions that will accelerate their learning. The intake and assessment development process is painstaking, as it involves analyzing and merging member organization's data and privacy requirements and capacity to assist students identified as in need of services, as well as determining how to deploy new intake practices across multiple locations and diverse schedules.


The development of a new intake process and the preparing for provision of a range of services are still very much works in progress; results will be forthcoming.

The Data

Data will be forthcoming after piloting and full implementation.

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