This initiative strengths the purpose of the existing Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 to increase access and success for community college students by emphasizing efforts to accelerate entrance and completion of transfer-level English and mathematics coursework.
Resources: Legislation (AB705)
National and California specific research confirms that while the majority of community college students are placed into remedial or developmental education courses, overall these courses do not result in student completion of transfer level English or mathematics coursework, regardless of timeframe, and very rarely within a one year timeframe.
Investments through the Community College Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation initiative should be leveraged toward meeting the regulations established under this work.
The California Community College Multiple Measures Assessment Project and Common Assessment Initiative should both inform the Board of Governor regulations.
Special attention should be paid to those students who are credential or diploma seekers who are not on transfer pathways; these are often working adults who need access to both industry recognized credentials AND to education aligned with the next level of credentialing.