Placement Reform

Report: Will AB 1705 Lead to Stronger and More Equitable Calculus Completion for the Business Major?

In light of AB 1705 mandates, this report examines how prerequisite requirements, corequisite options, and the discontinuation of remedial math are currently impacting equitable access to and completion of calculus for the business major. This analysis suggests that opportunities exist throughout California’s community colleges for increasing the volume and diversity of students making progress toward …

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Webinar: AB 705 Math Research Continues

This webinar digs into recent research on the impact of AB 705 and related reforms on equity, STEM, and longitudinal outcomes, such as graduation rates and wage earning, with particular attention to the implications of colleges continuing to enroll students in pre-transfer-level math.

Report: Invalid Placement Practices Widespread in CA Community Colleges

Prior to the implementation of AB 705, statewide research showed that student completion was highest when students began in transferable, college-level English and math classes, regardless of their high school GPA. But in order to determine whether these statewide findings applied to colleges’ local populations, the state Chancellor’s Office gave colleges a two-year grace period …

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Still Getting There: How California’s AB 705 Is (and is not) Transforming Community College Remediation and What Needs to Come Next

How California’s AB 705 Is (and is not) Transforming Community College Remediation and What Needs to Come Next New report shows huge promise of legislation overhauling English and math remediation but many students are left out, especially Black and Latinx students Still Getting There, a report from the California Acceleration Project and Public Advocates, examines the second …

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Getting There II

A Statewide Progress Report on Implementation of AB 705 A new law, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin), is driving dramatic changes to how the California Community Colleges place students into English and math courses. In fall 2019, AB 705 began requiring the colleges to use students’ high school grades as the primary means of placement; restricting …

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Getting There

Are California Community Colleges Maximizing Student Completion of Transfer-Level Math and English? A new law, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin), is driving dramatic changes in how California Community Colleges place students into English and math courses. Beginning in fall 2019, AB 705 requires the colleges to use students’ high school grades as the primary means of …

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