De Anza Leads Student Success Ranking

De Anza has earned top ranking among California community colleges for student success in completing transfer-level English and math, according to new findings by a statewide research and advocacy group. 

Campaign for College OpportunityThe Campaign for College Opportunity found De Anza had the highest success rate statewide – 73.6% – for students completing transfer-level math within one year of enrolling in their courses.

De Anza's success rate for students completing transfer-level English within one year – 82.8% – was the second highest in the state, after San Diego Miramar College.  

The Campaign for College Opportunity compiled the rankings to recognize community colleges that are helping students reach their goals through “equitable course placement practices,” following the passage of state legislation known as AB 705.

The 2018 legislation required community colleges to move away from traditional placement methods that led many students to spend time in remedial courses before they could take transfer-level math and English.

In response to that legislation, De Anza launched an extensive effort – involving the Math and English faculty, Assessment Center and other offices – to develop new assessment practices, curriculum and other services that support students in completing those college-level courses. 

(Posted on April 25, 2022)

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