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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 April 2014, 178 schools throughout the nation have begun offering ALP and five states have launched state wide scale adoptions of ALP: Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Colorado, and West Virginia.

Recent News


Survey deadline October 10th! We are hoping to update and expand the ALP national inventory. We thank those of you who provided information about your programs through the survey sent out by AtD last year and hope you will update your information through the current survey. We hope those of you who did not complete the survey last year will take a moment to help us expand the inventory so we are including as many ALPs as possible. Continue reading

Exciting News for the 2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education!

Save the Date! The 2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education is heading west as the California Acceleration Project joins the Community College of Baltimore County and ALP  as co-hosts of the conference.  We are excited to expand the audience … Continue reading

Dr. Andrea Lunsford writes about ALP

We were very excited when Dr. Andrea Lunsford agreed to be our Plenary Speaker at the 2014 Conference. We are equally pleased to see the glowing article she wrote regarding ALP and the Conference in general! See what she wrote here (link). Continue reading

Findings from a Nationwide ALP Study Just Released

The results of a year-long study, funded by the Kresge Foundation and overseen by Achieving the Dream, are now available in the report, “Replicating the Accelerated Learning Program: Preliminary But Promising Findings. ” Continue reading

Spotlight on ALP Schools

The OACC Student Success Center brings ALP to Ohio’s Community Colleges

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), the state office for Ohio’s 23 community colleges, received a Kresge Grant to begin a Student Success Center. Success Centers, now in four states, were developed to provide statewide cross collaboration and support. … Continue reading

Jackson College

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JC is a comprehensive institution accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. With an average annual enrollment of about 7,000 students, JC plans to offer two bachelor degree programs in the future, and currently offers 39 associate degree programs, 33 certificate programs, and 44 skill sets and concentrations. Jackson College is an Achieving the Dream college and a founding member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Network (CQIN). Continue reading