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AB 705 & Multiple Measures

New Placement Option for Fall 2019!

California law (Assembly Bill 705) essentially eliminated the use of assessment tests for purposes of determining placement of students into transfer-level math and English courses in community colleges. Research shows that California students are far more prepared than assessment tests have acknowledged. A student’s high school performance is a much stronger predictor of success in transfer-level courses than standardized placement tests. 

AB 705 requires colleges to take into account high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average when determining math and English placement upon enrollment.

AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students

​​​NOTE: Special Admits (K-11th graders) seeking Math and English courses or non-math (and English) courses with a math or English prerequisite will need to complete a Challenge Form for department course approval.​​​​​​​​​​​​


Placement Option for Fall 2018-Summer 2019!

​Placement through Multiple Measures​:

Instead of taking an assessment test as part of the MSJC registration requirements, your high school coursework and/or cumulative grade point average (GPA) can be used to determine your English and math placement levels.  Students who have graduated from high school within the last 10 years will be asked about their high school course completion and GPA within the CCCApply admissions application. It’s best if you have a copy of your high school transcript with you when submitting the application to provide the most accurate information.

You may be eligible for placement through Multiple Measures if you:

  • Graduated from high school within the last 10 years
  • Completed 12th grade English
  • Completed 11th grade math

You are not eligible for placement through Multiple Measures if you:

  • Graduated from high school over 10 years ago
  • Already completed college level English or math courses

How to View your Multiple Measure Placement:

Eligible students who receive a multiple measure placement will be able to view their Placement Summary within Student Eagle Advisor. Log in to and from the main menu and click on Student Eagle Advisor. Next, under Pre-registration, select Placement Summary. In most cases, your results will be available within 24 hours after submitting your CCCApply application to MSJC.

Below is a sample screen shot of a Placement Summary in Eagle Advisor (* = or Multiple Measures placements applied to student’s account​):

Placement ​Tests​ Date Taken* Course Placement​
English Multiple Measures ​ ​09/26/17  ​ENGL 101
​Math Multiple Measures ​09/26/17  ​MATH 105, 115, or 140​


If it has been over 24 hours since you submitted your application and you do not see Multiple Measures placement results, you may need to take the assessment test for one or both of the subject areas. Please contact the Placement & Proctoring Center if you have questions. You can find the Placement & Proctoring Center contact information at: & proctoring​. However, if you think you should be eligible for multiple measures placement(s) and it is not showing in your student account, meet with a counselor to have your high school transcripts evaluated.

Should I consider taking the assessment test?

If you are not confident with your placement based on Multiple Measures, or have had difficulty with Language Arts or mathematics, you are welcome to take the assessment test. If test placement differs from your Multiple Measures placement, be sure to meet with a counselor to identify which course is most appropriate for you. Students who have received college credit for math, English or reading classes will not be permitted to retest.