Porterville College

No More Placement Exams -AB 705

More than a year ago, California law (Assembly Bill 705) essentially eliminated the use of assessment tests for purposes of determining placement of students into transfer-level math and English courses in community colleges. Research shows that California students are far more prepared than assessment tests have acknowledged. A student’s high school performance is a much stronger predictor of success in transfer-level courses than standardized placement tests.  AB 705 requires colleges to take into account high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average when determining math and English placement upon enrollment.

Call the Counseling Center at 559-791-2329 to schedule an appointment

3 steps to Placement

  1. See a counselor.
  2. Select your transfer-level math and/or English option with guidance from a counselor.
  3. Enroll in your transfer-level math and/or English course.

For more information, visit our Placement page. 

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