Peter Adams, originator of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), has been consulting with individual colleges and state-wide organizations to adapt ALP for more than eight years. Now that he has retired from his teaching position, he is devoting full time to this work. From addressing large state-wide summits to working with faculty at individual colleges who will teach these courses, to helping small groups plan for ALP, he is available to assist with every step of the process.
In the last decade or so, most of us working in developmental education have come to recognize that the work we have been devoting so much energy to has not produced nearly as much success for our students as we had hoped. As a result of this realization, there has been much pressure to improve our success rates—much of it from outside sources, but much of it also from ourselves. No one is happy when something like two thirds of our developmental students ever pass the credit level course for which they are being “developed.”
The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), a co-requisite approach developed at the Community College of Baltimore County and now adopted by more than 300 schools nationwide, more than doubles the success rate for developmental writers compared to more traditional approaches.
More details about these consultations can be found by clicking on the links to the left.
To visit the website for ALP at CCBC, click here.
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