AB 705 Resources

The passage of AB 705 (Irwin) has fundamentally changed the way that students are assessed and placed into courses in English, English as a Second Langugage (ESL), and mathematics. Colleges will be required to fully implement the requirements of AB 705 by Fall 2019 for English and mathematics and by Fall 2020 for ESL. This webpage has been created to collect available resources for colleges as they develop new curriculum, revise assessment and placement models, and develop innovative ways of supporting students and increasing their chances of success. As new resources are developed, they will continue to be added to this webpage, allowing interested faculty to find all of ASCCC's resource related to AB 705 at a single location.

If your college has specific questions related to the local implementation of AB 705 that are not answered by these documents, please send that question to info [at] asccc.org (info[at]asccc[dot]org).

You can access adopted Resolutions pertaining to AB 705 here - use the Title search box and enter "AB 705". 

Approved AB 705 Regulations - March 18, 2019

Approved AB 705 Regulations Summary - March 18, 2019

AB 705 Regional Meetings

September 2019

Sept. 5, ESL CB 21 Recoding Project Regional, Clovis Community College - Herndon Center

Sept. 11, ESL CB 21 Recoding Project Regional, Cypress College

Sept. 23, ESL CB 21 Recoding Project Regional, Skyline College

October 2019

Oct. 7, AB705 Regional Convening, Marriott Riverside, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501 

Oct. 14, AB705 Regional Convening, Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo, 1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815

Oct. 18, AB705 Regional Convening, Kimpton Goodland, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 CANCELED

Oct. 21, AB705 Regional Convening, Renaissance Los Angeles Airport, 9620 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Oct. 25-26, OERI Discipline Convenings

Oct. 28, AB705 Regional Convening, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

November 2019

Nov. 4, AB705 Regional Convening, Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, 2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

December 2019

Dec. 4, AB705 Regional Convening, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

September 20, 2018 - Materials

AB 705 ESL Update

Concurrent Supports and Possible Innovations

Implementation Requirements for AB 705

Placement Models

Understanding the AB 705 FAQ

October 6, 2018 - Materials 

All Things AB 705

Curricular Innovations

Considerations for Student Placement



October 19, 2018 - AB 705 Placement and Corequisite Support

April 1, 2020 - Guided Pathways Webinar - Measuring the Success of AB 705 Implementation – Equity Gaps, Momentum, Progress, and Prerequisites


Debunking Myths Around AB 705 (Rostrum July 2019)

Understanding and Improving Student Access and Success (Rostrum February 2020)


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