This document is a listing of all of the new Title 5 DSPS regulations. These, together with the Categories and Weights document, and the Allocations memo will assist you with data reporting. This version of the Guidelines was updated by the Chancellor’s Office in April 2019. This document is also available in an accessible PDF format that can be easier to search.
AB 705 is a bill signed by the Governor on October 13, 2017 that took effect on January 1, 2018. 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. In addition to the Memo that is linked to the title of this entry, an accessible Word version is available. Other documents and resources available include:
- California Community Colleges Assessment and Placement website (extensive information on the implementation of the law): What is AB 705?
- RP Group Conference PPT Presentation on impact of AB 705 on Special Populations
All community colleges are required to be in compliance with AB 705 no later than fall of 2019.
CCCCO DSPS web page.
Link to DSPS Solutions webpage listing Chancellor’s Office FAQs for DSPS. Large number of documents available.
Summary fact sheet about DSPS, including appropriations, examples of services, and students served by disability category. This report is updated annually.
This CCCCO resource guide, prepared by experts in the field, provides a comprehensive overview of understanding and serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the postsecondary environment. Originally published in 2012, it has been updated in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020 to reflect changes in Title 5 Regulations and to assure that all hyperlinks are still current.
This document is updated annually by the CCCCO. Section 475 provides State Compliance Requirements specific to DSPS audits. When you click on the link it will take you to a page on the Chancellor’s Office website with three manuals listed. Select the option for the Contracted District Audit Manual, and you will have the choice of either a PDF or .doc version. It will be for the current year.
This document helps you understand how to count student contacts for funding. The accessible PDF version is available via the title link above; there is also an accessible Word version of the document.
As a coordinator/director, you are responsible for assuring that your program is compliant with Title 5 DSPS Regulations (2015). This checklist, based on the October 6, 2016 revision of the CCCCO Implementing Guidelines for Title 5 DSPS Regulations, is a helpful tool for self-assessment to review your compliance, and to prepare you for audit.
This presentation, created by CCCCO Fiscal Specialist, Teena Atalig, is from the 2017 CCCCO DSPS New Directors Training. It provides a complete overview of how to prepare for and engage in the district DSPS audit process. It provides an excellent step-by-step overview of the process.