AB 102 – Amends Existing Requirements For College And Career Access Pathways Partnerships By Removing The Requirement That Courses Be Certified For Remedial Purposes And Require They Be Certified For Pre-Transfer Level Courses

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Oct 28, 2022

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to authorize a pupil who meets specified criteria to attend community college. Current law limits the number of pupils a principal is authorized to recommend for a community college summer session to 5% of the total number of pupils in any grade level. Existing law, until January 1, 2027, exempts from the 5% limitation pupils who meet specified requirements, prohibits the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges from including enrollment growth attributed to pupils enrolled pursuant to these provisions as part of its annual budget request for the California Community Colleges, and requires the Chancellor of Community Colleges to report to the Department of Finance the number of pupils who enrolled and received a passing grade in a community college summer session course under these provisions. AB 102 amends existing law to extend these provisions indefinitely.

Existing law, until January 1, 2027, authorizes the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer, improving high school graduation rates, or helping high school pupils achieve college and career readiness. Existing law requires a CCAP partnership agreement to, among other things, certify that any remedial course taught by community college faculty at a partnering high school campus be offered only to high school pupils who do not meet their grade level standard in mathematics, English, or both on an interim assessment in grade 10 or 11, as determined by the partnering school district or county office of education, and to involve a collaborative effort between high school and community college faculty to deliver an innovative remediation course as an intervention in the pupil’s junior or senior year to ensure that the pupil is prepared for college-level work upon graduation. Existing law limits the statewide number of full-time equivalent students claimed as special admits to 10% of the total number of full-time equivalent students claimed statewide.

AB 102 removes the word “remedial” and replaces it with “pretransfer-level” so that the certification requirements now apply to pretransfer-level courses. The bill also extends the provisions authorizing CCAP partnerships indefinitely and removes the statewide limit for full-time equivalent students claimed as special admits. The bill also removes the limitation prohibiting the offering of a community college course that is oversubscribed or has a waiting list in a CCAP partnership. The bill also makes non-substantive conforming changes pursuant to AB 2973.

(AB 102 amends Sections 48800 and 76004 of the Education Code.) 

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