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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!!!

What is AB705?  What do I need to do?

 
You have the right to access transfer-level coursework in English, math, and credit English as a second language (ESL) at all California Community Colleges.
 
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is in the process of reforming how placement is determined in English and math courses. Pursuant to California Assembly Bill (AB) 705, which took effect January 1, 2018, all students have the right to access transfer-level coursework in English, math, and credit ESL. It requires that California community colleges use multiple methods of placing students into such courses, including the use of high school cumulative grade point average, high school course grades, and high school courses taken.
 
Automated Self-Reported Placement Process
If you earned a high school diploma, or the high school proficiency certificate or passed the General Educational Development
(GED) within the past ten years, you are eligible to be placed according to the new placement process.
 
Please follow the steps below to be re-evaluated:

  • Log-on to your student portal at MyCollege.laccd.edu

  • Click on the "More to-do list details" link under the To Do Checklist

  • Click on the link that reads English and Math Placement questionnaire

  • Click submit button when done

 
Please answer all questions that are preceded by an asterisk. When possible, but not necessary, please use your high school transcript to respond to the questions. The information provided will be used to determine your new placement for English and math.
 
Your placement results will be viewable on the student portal after 15 business days of submission of the questionnaire.

 

LAMC Placement Levels

Math Tracks

 Statistics and Liberal Arts Math (SLAM)
Placement Criteria
All nine LACCD colleges use the following criteria for placement into courses that may be required for programs that require statistics or liberal arts math (SLAM ) (see chart below). However, LA Mission College allows students with GPAs lower than the default criteria to place into transfer-level without support, depending on whether or not they took high school pre-calculus or calculus. HSGPA is your high school cumulative grade point average at least through eleventh grade; HS=high school course.
 
Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM)
Placement Criteria
Eight of the nine LACCD colleges use the following default placement criteria for placement into courses typically required for business, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs (BSTEM) (see chart below). LA Mission College adds additional levels. HSGPA=high school cumulative grade point average at least through eleventh grade; HS=high school course.
 
A summary of LAMC Math placement guidelines and corresponding courses can be found on the charts below:
Statistics and Liberal Arts Math (SLAM)
Tier Placement Criteria** Math Course(s)
1-M *HSGPA ≥ 3.0 or
HSGPA ≥ 2.6 & HS Precalculus or
HSGPA < 2.6 & HS Calculus
215 Principals of Mathematics I
227 Statistics
230 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students
2 HSGPA < 3.0 134^ Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
215 Principals of Mathematics I
227S Statistics with Support
or
227A Statistics I & 227B Statistics II (2 course sequence)
230 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students
N Insufficient data to apply the above None (See Counselor for Guided Self-Placement)
 
^ Indicates not degree-applicable and/or not transferable and placement does not meet math competency
* HSGPA = High School Grade Point Average 

Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM)
Tier Placement Criteria Math Course(s)
B HSGPA ≥ 2.6 & HS Calculus 265 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
A HSGPA < 2.6 & HS Calculus 260 Precalculus
1.1 HSGPA ≥ 3.4 & HS Geometry or
HSGPA ≥ 2.6 & HS Precalculus & HS Geometry
238 Calculus for Business and Social Science I
240 Trigonometry
245 College Algebra
1 HSGPA ≥ 3.4 or HSGPA≥ 2.6 & HS Precalculus 238 Calculus for Business and Social Science I
240S Trigonometry with Support
245 College Algebra
2 HSGPA ≥ 2.6 or HS Precalculus (or equivalent/higher) 238C&238L Calculus for Business and Social Science I & Just in time Support for Calculus for Business and Social Science I
240S Trigonometry with Support
245C&245L College Algebra with Co-requisite & Just in time Support for College Algebra
3 HSGPA < 2.6                                                                          134^ Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
N Insufficient data to apply the above None (See Counselor for Guided Self-Placement)
 
                   ^ Indicates not degree-applicable and/or not transferable and placement does not meet math competency
 
Combined Math Placement
Each LACCD college uses varied criteria.  At LA Mission, students typically fall into two math tracks BSTEM or SLAM.  Depending on the automated or guided-self placement outcomes, students may enroll in either track.  It is advised that students who are unsure of their track meet with an academic counselor to discuss their math course selection to ensure the course is needed for the student to achieve their educational goal and /or major.  The automated self-reported placement will provide both options to students in the PeopleSoft portal (BSTEM and SLAM).
 

English Track

Tier Placement Criteria English Course(s)
ENG 1 HSGPA ≥ 2.6 101
 
ENG 2 1.9 ≤ HSGPA < 2.6 101~*
ENG 3 HSGPA < 1.9 101~*
ENG N Insufficient data to apply the above None (See Counselor for Guided Self-Placement)
~ indicates available optional concurrent or preparatory course(s) such as ENG104..
* indicates available optional non-course support services such as supplemental instruction or tutoring.
 

English as a Second Language

Each LACCD college uses its own criteria. In most cases, these involve a combination of a placement exam score and the Multiple-Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) placement criteria, which places students based on their anticipated success rates using high school performance data (like grade point average).  Contact LAMC’s Assessment Center to find out what criteria are used for placement.
 


 

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