This is a win-win for our students, colleges and the state’s taxpayers. Requiring unnecessary remediation courses can have severely damaging consequences. AB 705 calls on our system to engage in statewide reforms that will provide every student with a strong start on their way to earning a degree, certificate or transferring to a university.
— Eloy Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges

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When will AB 705 take effect?

AB 705 is legislation intended to support assessment and placement strategies proven to increase student completion rates and close the achievement gap by requiring colleges to consider a student's high school coursework and GPA as primary determining factors for placement. A broad group of stakeholders are working to make high school data the primary predictor of readiness for college-level coursework for all students by spring 2019. 

Attend a workshop

The California Acceleration Project has organized a series of workshops to help colleges and college faculty design courses and corequisite models to help maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework within one year of beginning a math or English sequence.

Check back for additional workshops organized by 3CSN and other partners.