Beginning Fall 2019, due to the passage of Assembly Bill 705, assessment exams are no longer used for placement into English or math courses. Students may access transfer-level courses based on their U.S. high school academic record, their credit ESL coursework, and/or the multiple measure placement process.
What is AB 705?
California Assembly Bill 705 requires that a community college maximize the probability:
- That a student will begin and complete transfer-level coursework in English within a one year timeframe
- That a student will begin and complete transfer-level coursework in Math within a one year timeframe
- That a student enrolled in English-as-a-second-language (ENSL) instruction will complete ENSL and transfer-level coursework in English within a three year timeframe
Placement of students into English and Math courses will be based on one or more of the following:
- high school coursework,
- high school grades,
- high school grade point average, and/or
- a self placement questionnaire