ALP Institute 2019

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“Having the opportunity to take ALP has given me hope. I feel I have a good chance to succeed in college.”

CCBC ALP Student


The two day 2019 ALP Institute focuses on CCBC’s ALP model, and how that can translate to other institutions. Topics will include: acknowledging effects of non-cognitive issues on student success, backward curriculum design, Integrated Reading Writing (IRW) and critical thinking, coordination of the co-requisite course, including scaffolding activities for ALP students, active/collaborating learning, and grading.

CADE 2019 Hotel

CADE 2019 will be held at the beautiful San Diego’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The cut off date to make reservations at the CADE2019 price is May 14, 2019.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt is sold out for the night of Tuesday, June 4th.
We have been assured that there are plenty of rooms open for Wednesday June 5th-Friday, June 7th. Please see these links for overflow hotels that have been recommended for Tuesday night:

Hotel registration

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CADE 2019 Plenary Speakers

CADE 2019 Plenary Speakers will be Erica Buddington and Pamela Burdman.

Erica Buddington

Erica BuddingtonErica Buddington (@ericabuddington) is a culture curator that designs culturally relevant curriculum, writes and performs work that reflects the diaspora, and is passionate about defying and decolonizing the status quo. She’s been a Brave New Voices slam champion, HBO Def Poet, and opened up for many famous emcees, and still, none of these could compete with the biggest stage she’s ever been in/on: the classroom.

Today, Buddington makes a living as a Dean of Students in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn, by day, and runs a curriculum company (Langston League) out of a downtown WeWork, at night. She’s the author of four books and has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, Buzzfeed, Black Enterprise, and more for combining the three things she’s most passionate about: performance, education, and representation. Buddington is a WeWork Creator Award Winner, Former Harlem Children’s Zone Director + Innovation Award Winner, 4.0 Schools Essentials Fellowship Recipient, and middle/high school English/History classroom educator. Using her unconventional methods, responsive strategies, and vast knowledge of pop culture, she creates engaging human learning experiences, like no other, in and out of academic spaces.

Pamela Burdman

Pamela Burdman

Pamela Burdman is an expert on college access, readiness, and success and founder of the Just Equations project. Working at the intersection of education research, policy, and practice, Pam synthesizes knowledge from the field to define problems and advance strategies that support student success.

A recognized authority on the role of mathematics in education equity, Pam has authored numerous reports and articles  on math opportunity issues. This work helped lay the groundwork for new policies designed to improve postsecondary success and diminish equity gaps in California. She has also been a featured speaker, convener, and advisor to education leaders, policy makers, foundations, and think tanks.

Pam began working on issues of postsecondary readiness and success more than 20 years ago as a reporter covering education — including the reversal of affirmative action at the University of California — for the San Francisco Chronicle. Subsequently, as a program officer for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, she created and implemented investment strategies for strengthening college readiness and community college student success in California, which led to several statewide initiatives that continue today.

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. Continue reading

Findings from Year Two of a Nationwide ALP Study Available

study-logosThe results from year two of a nationwide study, funded by the Kresge Foundation and overseen by Achieving the Dream, are now available in the report, “Replicating the Accelerated Learning Program: Updated Findings. ” This study, conducted by the Center for Applied Research, examines the implementation of ALP at institutions other than CCBC, with the following goals:

– Assess the extent to which ALP can be replicated by other institutions and still achieve the level of success achieved at CCBC,
– Assess student success rates for schools that have made modifications to the CCBC model, and
– Determine which characteristics of ALP are critical for its success and which characteristics allow for more flexibility.

The entire report for year two, as well as a summary of the findings, is available now for download: