Corequisites and Accelerated ESL in Action

These events showcase colleges that are seeing large completion gains from corequisite English and math remediation and/or accelerated ESL pathways. The Open Houses include:

  •  An opportunity to classes in action
  •  Time to ask questions and receive guidance from faculty who teach these courses

$25/person + $3.16 Eventbrite fee

Cuyamaca College

As colleges have begun implementation of AB 705 this fall, many are still concerned with how this looks in the classroom. Cuyamaca College has been working on transforming remediation since fall 2016, using high school grades for placement and offering corequisite courses for students who need support in transfer-level English and math. In addition, ESL students can go from the "false beginner" level to completing transfer-level English in as few as three semesters through the BOOST accordion model and ESL instruction looks very different.

In all three disciplines, Cuyamaca has seen substantial increases in transfer-level completion of English and math and decreases in equity gaps, and faculty are remarking that students' in-class conversations are deeper than they've ever seen.

Cuyamaca College
Monday, March 9, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Citrus College

In Fall 2018, Citrus College became the first community college in California to eliminate remedial English courses, allowing every student to begin their English coursework in a transferable, college-level course, either in a standard section or one with additional corequisite support. Despite this dramatic increase in access, the course success rates remained steady.

Citrus’s math department has also been a leader in AB 705 reforms, including launching an early corequisite support model of college statistics open to all students and then moving on to create corequisites for business and STEM math classes that are open to all students. In the first year of implementing corequisites in math, student completion of transfer-level math doubled.

Citrus College
Monday, March 30, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.