AB 705 amends the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 to enact assessment and placement models that will “achieve the goal of maximizing the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics within a one-year timeframe.”
All California Community Colleges were required to be in compliance with AB 705 assessment and placement practices by fall of 2019.
This section of the website is designed to provide general and DSPS-specific resources regarding implementation and outcomes of AB 705.
This resolution by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges formally recommends “that the AB 705 Implementation Task Force take into account and address the unique needs of students with disabilities when developing their implementation guidelines.” Resolution Number: 13.04, Spring 2018.
This website, hosted by the Chancellor’s Office, provides extensive information regarding the rationale behind AB 705, new criteria for multiple measures assessment and placement, and a comprehensive FAQ section.
The Multiple Measures Assessment Project is funded by the Chancellor’s Office. The RP Group has been involved with assessing implementation of multiple measures assessment and placement dating back to the CCC Common Assessment Initiative. Their Resources section provides access to numerous publications, presentations, and webinars.
CAP is a faculty-led, grant-funded professional development network that supports the state’s 114 community colleges. Founded in 2010, they focus upon increasing student completion of transferable, college-level English and math requirements via a practice known as acceleration. This site has numerous resources for practitioners.
This report, written by the RP Group and published in September 2019, reviews four years of data collection (Fall 2015-Fall 2018) for outcomes related to courses using assessment and placement models consistent with AB 705. This report provides disaggregated data for DSPS students. The data related to DSPS students are presented on the following pages:
- Table 2. Enrollment in Transfer-Level English, Disaggregated by DSPS Status: Page 17
- Table 3. Direct Enrollment in Transfer-Level Math, Disaggregated by DSPS Status: Page 18
- Table 7. Successful Completions of Transfer-Level English Students, Disaggregated DSPS Status: Page 23
- Table 8. Successful Completions of Transfer-Level SLAM, Disaggregated by DSPS Status: Page 25
- Table 9. Successful Completions of Transfer-Level B-STEM Math, Disaggregated DSPS Status: Page 27
- Table 18. One-Term Throughput Rates for Transfer-Level English, Disaggregated by DSPS Status: Page 41
- Table 19. One-Term Throughput Rates for Transfer-Level Math, Disaggregated by DSPS Status: Page 43
In this PPT presentation, RP Group provides a more detailed treatment of the DSPS outcomes, using graphs and annotations. You can also access the recording of the webinar.
This presentation by RP Group MMAP Research Team provides a throughput analysis with disaggregated data for DSPS and EOPS. (October 2018)
This presentation on AB 705 Promising Practices, facilitated by Linda Vann, CCCCO DSPS Specialist, includes three DSPS program directors, who have been working with their colleges to implement placement and acceleration practices that integrate the needs of students with disabilities
This memorandum, co-authored by Laura Hope, Executive Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Support, CCCCO and John Stanskas, President of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, dated July 11, 2018, provides extensive information and support on AB 705 implementation.
This one-page document provides an at-a-glance look at the Chancellor’s Office Default Placement Rules for AB 705.
Dean Mia Keeley covered multiple topics of interest to the DSPS community, including AB 705.
Dean Mia Keeley provided an overview of requirements of AB 705 and its relationship to DSPS.