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English and Math Placement is Changing for Fall 2019!!

Post Date:04/05/2019 3:00 PM

The MPC Assessment Office is pleased to share some very exciting news!

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Research shows that high school grade point average is the strongest predictor of performance in college-level coursework. The newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, enables all students to have the right to take transfer level English, ENSL, and most math classes right away.  The intent of AB 705 is to is to maximize the likelihood that students, like you, successfully reach your academic goals.  English and math placements via AB 705 can also reduce the number of classes you have to take, saving time and money as you work to achieve your goals.

MPC will no longer use an assessment test for English and math course placement.  The day after they submit the application for admission, students receive a placement result using high school course, grade, and GPA information and/or Guided Self-Placement.  The process is simple and, in most cases, you don't need to do anything more than apply for admission.  You will get an automatic placement result that allows you to register for English and math courses using one of the following:

 

 Completed 11th Grade or Graduated High School in the U.S. within the Last 10 Year 

  • You will be placed using multiple measures consisting of high school GPA, courses, and grades reported on your CCCApply application for admission.
  • You will receive an email with your English and math placement information after 12:00 pm on the day after you apply for admission.

 

Graduated High School in U.S. Over 10 Years Ago or Graduated High School in Another Country

  • You will receive a placement result and be directed to our Guided Self-Placement Tool where you can provide additional information that may modify your initial placement result.
  • The Guided Self-Placement Tools ask questions about the skills and concepts that we expect students to have before entering a class. It is important that you read everything presented to you carefully and answer honestly so you may be guided to the best class to meet your skill and goal.

 

Dual Enrollment Students

  • You will receive a placement result and be directed to our Guided Self-Placement Tool where you can provide additional information that may modify your initial placement result.
  • The Guided Self-Placement Tools ask questions about the skills and concepts that we expect students to have before entering a class. It is important that you read everything presented to you carefully and answer honestly so you may be guided to the best class to meet your skill and goal.

 

English as a Second Language

The ENSL placement process remains the same. If you would like to take ENSL classes, you will need to take the ENSL Placement Test which consists of ACCUPLACER computerized test and a written essay.  Check out our Assessment Calendar for upcoming ENSL Assessment dates.  Please contact our Follow Up Student Success Coordinator at (831) 646-4276 or studentsuccess@mpc.edu for questions or help with getting started.

 

Current Students and Anyone who Applied in or after September 2017

You received an email from the assessment office on April 4 to let you know this change has been made and an adjusted placement result that you can use if you haven't already completed your English and or math requirements.   This placement was determined using information that you provided on your application for admission.  

  • If you're taking English as a Second Language courses or you've already completed ENGL 1A or your math course requirement(s), there is nothing more for you to do and you can continue with the remaining courses necessary to reach your educational goal.  
  • If you have previously taken an assessment test and placed into a higher level course, do not worry.  You should take the higher course.
  • If you’ve already started the math sequence and you’re in a lower level course, you can skip to the above listed courses starting this fall.
  • If you're taking courses for personal interest, there is nothing more for you to do and you can continue with your courses as planned.

 

You can learn more about Assessment & Placement at MPC and how to find your English and math courses on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact the Assessment Office at (831) 646-4261 or assessment@mpc.edu