AB 705 The Law and Your Rights
Governor of California signed the bill, AB 705, on October 13, 2017 to take
effect on January 1, 2018. This bill changes the way in which California
Community Colleges place students into English and Math courses. This is based
on statistical evidence that U.S. high school coursework, high school grades
and high school grade point average are better indicators of appropriate
placement than the previously used assessment test.
Beginning November 1, 2018, students will be placed in English and Math courses based on one or more of the following:
1. High School GPA and course grades.
2. Guided Self-Placement (If you do not have access to your U.S. high school transcripts or studied outside the U.S.).
3. You can also speak with a Counselor to discuss any other academic experiences, work history, military training, specialized licenses, and certificates which can be used as another multiple measure assessment.
Information Videos of AB705 below: