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

2016 Plenary Speakers

Plenary speakers for the 2016 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education will be Shanna Smith Jaggars and Peter Adams! Continue reading

An inside look at CADE 2015

For an inside look at CADE 2015, check out the collection of video interviews featuring the people who were there! Continue reading

CADE 2016

We’re excited to announce that the 2016 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education will be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, June 16-17, with pre-conference workshops on the 15th. Get ready for more announcements about plenary speakers and … Continue reading

CADE 2015 Panel Discussion Video Now Available

One of the highlights of CADE 2015 was a panel discussion, featuring four national experts in the acceleration and reform movements of developmental education: Peter Adams, founder of ALP; Katie Hern and Myra Snell, co-founders of the California Acceleration Project; … Continue reading

CADE 2015 presentations

Conference presentations are being uploaded and are now available HERE. Please check back for updates!

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CADE 2015: Thank you!

This year’s Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education was a rousing success, thanks to the efforts of folks from California, to all the presenters, and to our fantastic plenary speakers, Mike Rose and John Hetts. We can’t thank people enough … Continue reading

Lansing, MI

School size: 20,000 and larger
ALP started January 9, 2012
Currently offering 2 sections

Bethlehem, PA

School size: 10,0000 – 20,000
ALP started August 22, 2011
Currently offering 6 sections

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