Kanawha Valley Community College and Technical School

South Charleston, WV 25303
Size of school (credit students): 0 – 5000

Contact information:

Calisa A. Pierce, Ed.D.

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 75%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 1

How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer, Compass, ACT
Developmental courses are located in Developmental Studies Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: January 1, 2012
Sections offered in 1st semester: 1
Sections offered current semester: 2
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 25
Class size for ALP developmental section: 10
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.

ALP developmental class meets 2.5 hours per week.


Faculty are non-unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.