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 300 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

ALP Institute 2019

Three professors
“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,

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CADE 2019 Registration


Register now for CADE 2019!

CADE 2019 will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Wednesday June 5th – Friday June 7th.

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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.

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ALP at CCBC Goes Full Scale!


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

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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

Findings from Year Two of a Nationwide ALP Study Available


The 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. ” Continue reading

Mesa, AZ

School size: 20,000 and larger
ALP started August 22, 2011
Currently offering 4 sections

Spotlight on ALP Schools