ALP is one of the few innovative models for developmental education that has produced dramatic improvements in success rates and has demonstrated that it can be scaled up. And ALP’s successes are not limited to the Community College of Baltimore County where it originated. As of the spring of 2013, ninety-seven schools throughout the nation have begun offering ALP and state-wide programs are underway in three states: Arkansas, Indiana, and Michigan.
The Community College of Baltimore County will be hosting the Fifth Annual Conference on Acceleration on June 12-14, 2013. Workshops in Integrated Reading and Writing, the Accelerated Learning Program, Faculty Development for ALP, and Accelerated Math will be held on … Continue reading
With 3 presentations, ALP garnered quite a bit of attention at this year's 4C's! Continue reading
At the Leah Meyer Austin award ceremony at the Achieving the Dream Conference this year, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) received special recognition for its program that accelerates students through developmental courses and into and through gateway courses. … Continue reading
The California Acceleration Project has posted an article on its panel session, “Accelerated Reading and Writing across California” presented at the 2012 4th Annual Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education. Put up by Katie Hern, included are videos, power points, … Continue reading
Spotlight on ALP Schools
CCBC is the largest community college in the state of Maryland and home of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). CCBC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and has gained a national reputation for its innovative programs in accelerated learning for developmental students. ALP at CCBC has expanded from 5 pilot sections in 2007 to 120 ALP sections. From the beginning, data has consistently showed that ALP students pass the first-year credit course (Eng. 101) at a rate that is more than double the pass rates for students in the traditional developmental writing classes. CCBC now offers ALP Institutes, 25-hour seminars for faculty development. Continue reading
Located in Martinsville, Virginia, PHCC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Pass rates for ALP courses are on average ten points higher than traditional developmental English courses. Accelerated Learning at Patrick Henry started in the fall of 2009, with one section. It has now expanded to the Math department and Technical Writing courses. PHCC is a national leader in active, cooperative learning, with its own institute, the SCALE Institute, and is a national leader in active learning for community colleges. Continue reading