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. The success of ALP is not limited to CCBC. More than 200 schools around the country have adopted/adapted ALP, and six states have launched wide-scale ALP adoptions: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, and Virginia. Our website offers information for those of you interested in knowing more about the program, wanting some help with starting up and scaling up an ALP initiative at your 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

Plenary Speakers 2017

Professor Myra Snell and J. Luke Wood, PhD, CADE 2017 Plenary Speakers Continue reading

CADE 2017: Conference Schedule

Schedule for the 2017 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education. Please check back for the updates.

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ALP at CCBC Goes Full Scale!

A Big Announcement as a headline on a newspaper with picture of words breaking through glass reading This is Big

Our new integrated reading and writing co-requisite model finally brings ALP to full scale at CCBC.

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CADE 2017

Join us Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017 for CADE 2017 in scenic Denver, Colorado! CADE 2017 Registration Submit a proposal
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Important Change in the ALP Model

Our ALP co-requisite course sequence has undergone an important change; the developmental co-requisite class is now a fully integrated reading and writing course, Academic Literacy (ACLT) 053. The ALP co-requisite structure remains the same. Students with upper-level developmental placements in reading and writing register for a 10-student section of ACLT 053 and are also mainstreamed, as a cohort, into a 20-student section of college-level composition (ENGL 101), joining 10 college-ready students. Both classes are taught by the same instructor. Beginning in Fall 2016, this new integrated reading and writing model will become the default placement for all students with eligible reading and writing scores; no stand-alone sections of developmental reading or developmental writing will be offered from now on. Continue reading

CADE 2016

Peter Adams, Founder of ALP

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education (CADE), held June 15-17 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in downtown Baltimore. Thanks, also, to our illustrious and inspiring plenary speakers: Peter Adams, Professor Emeritus and Founder of ALP,

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Las Vegas, NM

School size: 0 – 5000
ALP started January 14, 2013
Currently offering 6 sections

Cumberland, MD

School size: 0 – 5000
ALP started August 20, 2012
Currently offering 1 section

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