ALP – Accelerated learning program homepage

Welcome to the website for the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at the Community College of Baltimore County. ALP is a co-requisite model for developmental writing that began as a faculty initiative in 2007. Since that time, ALP has consistently produced dramatic improvements in student success rates and has demonstrated that it can be scaled up. And the success of ALP is not limited to CCBC. Numerous schools around the country have adopted/adapted ALP, and five states have launched wide-scale ALP adoptions: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, and Virginia.

Our website offers information for those interested in knowing more about the program, wanting some help with starting an ALP initiative at their school, or looking for classroom materials for ALP classes. Explore the site and contact us if you have questions or would like to know more about our consultation services. Thanks for your interest in ALP.

Recent News

2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education

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When: June 25-26 Pre-conference workshops June 24th Where: Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, California 92626 This year, The 2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education is heading west as the California Acceleration Project joins the Community College of … Continue reading

2015 Plenary Speakers

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We are excited to announce Mike Rose, Ph. D. and John J. Hetts, Ph.D. as our Plenary Speakers! Continue reading

New CCBC Student Data: ALP Students Earning More Credits Than Students Who Take Traditional Developmental Writing Classes

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A recently released CCBC student data study shows ALP students are earning more credits (persisting) when compared to students who took the traditional developmental writing classes.  The study looked at 3 cohorts of ALP and Non-ALP students who enrolled at … Continue reading

Dr. Andrea Lunsford writes about ALP

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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 the First Year of a Two-Year Nationwide ALP Study Available


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

Batesville, AR

School size: 0 – 5000

Schnecksville, PA

School size: 5000 – 10,000
ALP started August 19, 2013
Currently offering 7 sections

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