Minneapolis Community and Technical College

1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Size of school (credit students): 10,0000 – 20,000

Contact information:

Jane Leach

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 28%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 1
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 57
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer
Developmental courses are located in the English Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: January 14, 2013
Sections offered in 1st semester: 6
Sections offered current semester: 6
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.
More than half of ALP first year composition class students have current placement first year composition.
ALP developmental class meets 2 hours per week.


Faculty are unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.