Accelerated Learning Project - 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 freshmen English in a timely fashion. Based on this research and work done at the Community College of Baltimore County, DACC's English department developed the Accelerated Learning Project (ALP) and piloted the change in its curriculum and placement structure. The explicit purpose of this change was to get students into and through ENGL111G, DACC's gateway English course, more quickly. The department eliminated the lowest level of developmental English and with the help of Advising, and by means of placement scores for ALP and standalone developmental writing courses, we are able to ensure that those who need more support are placed into the ALP CCDE 110/COLL 108 combination. Students, with advising support, opted to take the four-credit course by itself or the four-credit course AND a two-credit supplement. Preliminary data provided evidence that this new structure was successful. More students passed the ALP version of CCDE110N than traditionally-structured versions of the course and then went on to complete ENGL111G sooner.

The Accelerated Learning Program is heading into its third year and will be shifting to a hybrid version of the supplemental instruction class, which will be designed to support development readers and writers. The ALP-English pilot, the project was institutionalized by Fall 2016.



ID 16662

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