Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705)


Assembly Bill (AB) 1805 (Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks)—This bill requires a California Community College (CCC) to inform students of their rights to access transfer-level coursework, academic credit English as a second language coursework, and of the multiple measures placement policies developed by the community college.

(a) (1) Inform students of their rights to access transfer-level coursework and academic credit English as a second language (ESL) coursework, and of the multiple measures placement policies developed by the community college, as provided in Section 78213.

(2) The information described in paragraph (1) shall be communicated in language that is easily understandable, and shall be prominently featured in the community college catalog, orientation materials, information relating to student assessment on the community college’s Internet Web site, and any written communication by a college counselor to a student about the student’s course placement options.

(b) Annually report both of the following to the chancellor’s office in a manner and form prescribed by the chancellor’s office, consistent with the requirements of Section 78213:

(1) The community college’s placement policies.

(2) (A) The community college’s placement results. A community college shall include the number of students assessed and the number of students placed into transfer-level coursework, transfer-level coursework with concurrent support, or transfer-level or credit ESL coursework, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.

(B) For students placed in stand-alone English or mathematics pretransfer-level coursework, a community college district or college shall provide, based on local placement research, an explanation of how effective practices align with the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 78213.

(c) Publicly post its placement results, including the number of students assessed and the number of students placed into transfer-level coursework, transfer-level coursework with concurrent support, or transfer-level or credit ESL coursework, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.

(d) Satisfy the requirements of this section by the implementation date, established by regulation pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78213, for purposes of compliance with the requirements of Section 78213.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that the chancellor’s office shall make data collected pursuant to subdivision (b) publicly available, except for personally identifiable information, which shall be deemed confidential, by posting the data on the Internet Web site of the chancellor’s office or making it publicly available upon request.