Replicating the Accelerated Learning Program: Preliminary but Promising Findings

In 2007, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) launched a new innovation in developmental writing. The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) was designed to accelerate the progress of developmental education students into the college-level writing course by co-enrolling them in the highest level of developmental writing along with the college-level course.

This study is intended as the first of many studies examining the implementation of ALP at institutions other than CCBC. The goal is to begin assessing the extent to which ALP can be replicated by other institutions and still achieve the level of success achieved at CCBC. Many colleges have found it necessary to modify the model to fit their own environments, and we hope to examine those modifications in order to determine which characteristics of ALP are critical for its success and which allow for more flexibility.

 

The second phase of this research was published in January 2015. Click here to access this updated resource.

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