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 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 and on other measures, including rates of persistence and passing college-level courses in subjects other than English. 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.