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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

Thank you!

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CCBC and its ALP want to thank all the hard working folks who helped with the conference! We had some of the best and most innovative Developmental educators in Math, English, Reading, and TESOL from across the country. We hoped … 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

2014 National Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education

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Follow the Conference on Twitter with hashtag #cadeccbc14 The 2014 Annual National Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education,  June 19-20, with pre-conference workshops on the 18th has now posted its schedule with sessions in Math, Reading, and ESOL, due by … Continue reading

Best Wishes and Thanks to Peter Adams

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On January 1st, Peter Adams, the founder and director of ALP at The Community College of Baltimore County, retired from the college.  His vision and dedication to improving developmental education are the reasons ALP has achieved such great success as … Continue reading

2014 Plenary Speakers

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We are especially excited this year to announce Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Dr. Andrea Lunsford as our Plenary Speakers! Continue reading

Spotlight on ALP Schools

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

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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