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. 

Recent Memos

The California Community Colleges have issued the following guidance to colleges about implementing AB 705. 

Attend a workshop or conference

The RP Group and Educational Results Partnership present a fall webinar series on AB 705. 

  • Understanding and Interpreting the AB 705 Adjustments

  • Replicating the AB 705 Adjustments Locally

    • Wednesday, September 19 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Evaluating Innovative Curriculum Under AB 705

    • Tuesday, October 9 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • Join the webinar >

    • 646.876.9923, Meeting ID: 937 608 807

  • AB 705 Adjustments, Ethnicity, Gender and Special Populations

    • Thursday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    • Join the webinar >

    • 646.876.9923, Meeting ID: 553 127 255

  • Developing an AB 705 Evaluation/Research Plan

    • Wednesday, November 7 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    • Join the webinar >

    • 646.876.9923, Meeting ID: 440 539 610