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Nov 30
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Virtual Event

English as a Second Language at California’s Community Colleges

Upcoming November 30, 2022 · 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Assembly Bill 705 requires colleges to maximize the probability that English as a Second Language (ESL) students complete a transfer-level English course within three years of enrolling. PPIC researchers outline a new report on the implementation of AB 705 reforms—which began in fall 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic—and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Fact Cards

California’s higher education system is the largest in the nation.
41 California’s rank among states for share of high school graduates who directly enroll in four-year college.
34% Percentage of California adults over 25 who hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
Immigrants make up a growing share of California workers with college degrees.