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No placement tests or prerequisites can risk higher failure rates at transfer level

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Students can now register in transfer level courses such as EWRT 1A, precalculus, and statistics without taking any prerequisites and placement tests with the AB705 bill. The bill requires community colleges to “maximize the probability that the student will enter and complete transfer-level co...

State law to eliminate English, mathematics prerequisites

Nazar Tymofyeyev, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

Major changes are coming to De Anza College’s curriculum thanks to Assembly Bill No. 705, proposed by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, and subsequently approved by Gov. Jerry Brown last Fall. The bill aims to maximize the probability of students entering and completing transfer-level coursework in English...