Entries for 'AB705'

October 2021  

English language learners can bring many strengths to the college composition classroom, as well as learning needs that many faculty feel ill-equipped to support. In this interactive session, experienced instructors of college composition for non-native English speakers share some of their best practices, strategies, and materials for working with this population.

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Areas of Impact > Teaching

October 2021  

This report analyzes 114 placement validation reports that CA community colleges submitted to the state Chancellor's Office to determine 1) whether colleges could identify a group of students for whom beginning in a remedial course meets the standards of AB 705, and 2) whether colleges' placement practices are having a disproportionate impact on Black and Latinx students.

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Areas of Impact > Placement Reform

February 2021  

This simple, one-page resource outlines transfer-level alternatives to Intermediate Algebra for associate degree and career education students, along with B-STEM-directed students who have not passed Algebra 2. 


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February 2021  

This resource provides a one-page, simple checklist California community colleges can use to further increase student completion and equity under AB 705. 


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February 2021  

The fifth issue of the California Acceleration Project's newsletter includes:

  • Highlights from three recent research studies on AB 705
  • Grading for equity
  • Growth in SLAM and B-STEM Pathways
  • Profiles of successful corequisite students 
  • Humanizing online education
  • Supporting English language learners in online composition
  • CAP spring webinar series on addressing inequity in our classrooms

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December 2020  

Report by the California Acceleration Project and Public Advocates examines the second year of implementation of Assembly Bill 705, landmark legislation overhauling English and math remediation across California's 116 community colleges. The report highlights the huge promise of the legislation but notes that many students are left out of the reforms, especially Black and Latinx students. 


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September 2020  

This webinar features researchers from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) co-presenting on the landscape of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the California Community College system, with a focus on the variations in ESL pathways statewide and an exploration of pathways that help maximize throughput for different ESL student groups.


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December 2019  

Statewide analysis of community college course schedules to assess the extent to which colleges are meeting the AB 705 standard of maximizing student completion of transferable English and math requirements.


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September 2019  

A new law, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin), is driving dramatic changes in how California Community Colleges place students into English and math courses. B...

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April 2019  

A set of resources to support colleges to implement AB 705 in ways that produce the greatest gains in student completion and equity. 


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February 2019  

The first issue of CAP's newsletter features early results and student profiles from California community colleges that are ahead of schedule in implementing AB 705 reforms.


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