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

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 for being a part of this movement. We know that there’s still a lot of work to do, and we are energized to get back at it.

We look forward to seeing you next year at our next conference, in Baltimore. In the meantime, check out all the great presentations available on our site. Continue reading

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

Registration ending on June 8th!
This year, The 2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education is heading west as the California Acceleration Project joins the Community College of Baltimore County and ALP  as co-hosts of the conference.

Plenary Speakers:
Mike Rose, Ph. D., Thursday, June 25
John Hetts, Ph. D., Friday, June 26

Please use the menu above to explore the 2015 Conference – further details are coming soon!

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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:

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

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 CCBC in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, and Fall 2012. Continue reading