AB 705 is a bill signed by the Governor on October 13, 2017. The bill requires that a community college district or college maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one-year timeframe and use, in the placement of students into English and math courses, one or more of the following: high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average (GPA).
For implementation in fall 2019, California law AB 705 represents a significant change in the way students are placed. Students may be eligible to enroll in transfer-level math or English classes, or transfer-level courses with additional support.
- All students who have graduated high school within ten years and who select an educational goal associated with transfer are expected to start at college-level math and English, with varying levels of support based on high school GPA, course grdes, and other factors.
- Specific academic support may incude tutoring, supplemental instruction, or co-requisite courses that will maximize the likelihood that students are successful in the transfer-level course.
- Napa Valley College will have two new pathways for students to complete transfer-level coursework in Math within one year. Students pursuing majors in Business, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields who will need Calculus, will take MATH 106-College Algebra. Students pursuing other majors will take MATH 232-Statistics. Both paths will include a same-semester support class and a revised and streamlined sequence of recommended preparatory courses tailored to the needs of students, with placement based upon high school math grades and high school GPA.
- English 120 will remain the entry into the English composition transfer path, with same-semester support classes and enhanced Writing Center assistance.
- These changes will go into effect for fall 2019 registration.
AB 705 Bill Text
AB 705 Bill Summary
AB 705 Fact Sheet