AB 705: The Law & Your Rights
WHAT IS AB705?
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.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?
Students attending LAMC must participate in the assessment and placement process. The assessment and placement process was established to enable all students an opportunity to be successful by taking the right level of Math, English, or English as a Second Language (ESL) course(s). In addition, the process allows the faculty to provide instruction at an appropriate level with the knowledge that students will be reasonably prepared.
SO WHAT NOW?
ADVICE FOR COMPLETING THE ASSESSMENT AND PLACEMENT PROCESS
Spring – Summer 2019
Make arrangements to take the necessary assessment exam(s) with the Assessment Center, your placement will be based on multiple measures including the completion of an approved assessment exam.
*Please note, the assessment exam(s) currently in use will be ending effective December 15, 2018 for English and Mathematics. The ESL Exam(s) will remain available until further notice.
Fall 2019 and Beyond
If you completed High School within the past 10 years or are a senior in High School, your placement for English and Mathematics will be based upon the grades you received in High School along with your High School GPA.
If you do not fall into one of these categories, please make an appointment with the Assessment Center to discuss your assessment and placement options for English and Mathematics.
ESL placement will be made via the assessment exam process in the Assessment Center until further notice.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you have questions about your placement or need help in choosing the right class for you, please make an appointment to see a counselor.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Regular Walk-In Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Students Must Finish by 1:00 P.M.
Must Have Following to Test:
- Photo ID to test & Pick up results
- Application submitted online
- Received a student ID #
- Approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete test
We're located in Room 1532 on the 1st floor (lower level)
of the Campus Center Building.
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