Bill Text: CA AB1805 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Community colleges: placement policies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-11 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 10. [AB1805 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB1805-Introduced.html


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 introduced, Irwin. Community colleges: placement policies.
(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 the student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics within a one-year timeframe, and requires multiple measures to apply in the placement of all students, as provided.
This bill would require a community college district to provide public notice of its policies regarding the placement of students, and would require the notice to include the community college district’s placement policies regarding threshold scores required on specified assessments, required grades in specific high school courses, a required high school grade point average, and recommendations by an instructor or counselor. To the extent this 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 community college district shall provide public notice of its policies regarding the placement of students. The notice shall include, but is not limited to, the community college district’s placement policies regarding all of the following:
(a) A specific threshold score required on an assessment test administered pursuant to this article.
(b) A specific threshold score required on an assessment administered pursuant to the Early Assessment Program, as provided in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 99300) of Part 65 of Division 14, or on an assessment administered pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 60640.
(c) Required grades in specific high school courses.
(d) A required high school grade point average.
(e) Recommendations by an instructor or counselor.

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.
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