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Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program

January 2010−July 2010

The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) permits upper-level developmental writing students to enroll directly in English 101 while simultaneously taking a companion course that provides extra academic support. In this study, CCRC conducted multivariate analyses of the effects of participating in ALP on student pass rates in English 101 as well as on other measures, including rates of persistence and passing college-level courses in subjects other than English. The study found evidence that compared with the conventional approach in which students first take an upper-level developmental course and then English 101, the ALP approach produced double the success rate in half the time.

This project was funded by Lumina Foundation for Education.

Publications

DECEMBER 2012
New Evidence of Success for Community College Remedial English Students: Tracking the Outcomes of Students in the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)
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SEPTEMBER 2010
A Model for Accelerating Academic Success of Community College Remedial English Students: Is the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Effective and Affordable?
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Presentations

FEBRUARY 2013
Lessons Learned From Five Years of Developmental Education Acceleration
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FEBRUARY 2011
ALP: An Affordable, Scalable Strategy for Accelerating Academic Success of Students in Remedial English
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