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AB-1805 Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012: matriculation: assessment and placement.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/29/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  May 29, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 05, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  February 28, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1805


Introduced by Assembly Member Irwin

January 10, 2018


An act to add Section 78213.5 to the Education Code, relating to community colleges.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1805, as amended, Irwin. Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012: matriculation: assessment and placement.
(1) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law, the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, provides that the purpose of the act is to increase California community college student access and success by providing effective core matriculation services of orientation, assessment and placement, counseling, and other education planning services, and academic interventions. Existing law requires a community college district or college to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics within a one-year timeframe, and timeframe. Existing law requires, for those students placed into credit English as a second language (ESL) coursework, community colleges to maximize the probability that the student will complete degree and transfer requirements in English within 3 years. Existing law also requires multiple measures to apply in the placement of all students, as provided.
This bill would require a community college to inform students of their rights to access transfer-level coursework and academic credit ESL coursework, and of the multiple measures placement policies developed by the community college, as provided. The bill would require a community college to annually report to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges the community college’s placement policies and placement results, and would require a community college to publicly post its placement results. The bill would require its provisions to be implemented by a specified date. To the extent the bill would impose additional duties on community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 78213.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

78213.5.
 (a) (1) A community college shall inform students of their rights to access transfer-level coursework and academic credit English as a second language (ESL) coursework, and of the multiple measures placement policies developed by the community college, as provided in Section 78213.
(2) The information described in paragraph (1) shall be communicated in language that is easily understandable, and shall be prominently featured in the community college catalog, orientation materials, information relating to student assessment on the community college’s Internet Web site, and any written communication by a college counselor to a student about the student’s course placement options.
(b) A community college shall annually report both of the following to the chancellor’s office:
(1) The community college’s placement policies, including how it uses self-reported high school information or guided placement.
(2) (A) The community college’s placement results. A community college shall include the number of students assessed and the percentage of students placed into transfer-level coursework or coursework, transfer-level coursework with concurrent support, or transfer-level or academic credit ESL coursework, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.
(B) If a student is placed in a stand-alone English or mathematics course that is below transfer-level coursework, a community college district or college shall provide a justification based on placement research, as described in Section 78213.
(c) A community college shall publicly post its placement results, including the number of students assessed and the percentage of students placed into transfer-level coursework or coursework, transfer-level coursework with concurrent support, or transfer-level or academic credit ESL coursework, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.
(d) A community college shall satisfy the requirements of this section by the implementation date, established by regulation pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78213, for purposes of compliance with the requirements of Section 78213.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.