Accelerated Learning Program-English

DACC institutional research demonstrates that students who participate in “fast track” programs are more likely to be successful in the English curriculum than other students: first, by passing the next required developmental English course, and second, by moving into and completing Engl 111G in a timely fashion. Based on this research and work done at the Community College of Baltimore County, DACC's English department piloted a change in its curriculum and placement structure. The explicit purpose of this change is to get students into and through Engl 111g, DACC's gateway English course, more quickly. To do this, the department elminated the lowest level of developmental English and now places all students who need developmental English into the second-level course. Students, with advising support, opt to take the four-credit course by itself or the four-credit course AND a two-credit supplement. Preliminary data suggest this new structure is working. More students are passing the ALP version of CCDE 110n than traditionally-structured versions of the course. With the same goal in mind--get students into the gateway course--the department also developed the "Compass Challenge" by which students may write an essay to demonstrate that they have entry level skills for the gateway course. 

 

 

 

ID 15254

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