Katie Hern, Leslie Henson, and Myra Snell Receive RP Group Award for Excellence in College Research

Awards from the RP Group

April 9, 2015, Sacramento — CAP faculty members Leslie Henson, Katie Hern, and Myra Snell were recognized with an Excellence in College Research Award for their collaboration on the article “Let Them In: Increasing Access, Completion, and Equity in College English.” Originally published in the November 2014 issue of the publication Perspectives, the article analyzes […]

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CAP & 3CSN Receive Statewide Award

February 26, 2015 — The Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) has awarded CAP and 3CSN the 2015 Mertes Award for Excellence in College Research, in recognition of their work supporting colleges to offer redesigned, accelerated curricula for under-prepared students. In announcing the award, ACCCA Executive Director Susan Bray wrote, “The Board based its […]

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Apply to the CAP Community of Practice!

  A Year-Long Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching in Accelerated English and Statistics Pathways. Learn more at an upcoming regional workshop: February 20, Sacramento City College. March 20, Moreno Valley College. 47 California community colleges have participated in CAP’s Community of Practice to date, and an evaluation of CAP colleges by the RP Group […]

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Acceleration Conference Coming to California

National Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education. June 24-26, 2015. Hilton Costa Mesa. For the first time, the National Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education is is leaving Baltimore and coming to California. The California Acceleration Project is co-sponsoring the event with the Community College of Baltimore County, home of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), […]

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Moving the Needle on Student Completion

CAP Featured in Lead Article of CCLC Trustee Publication. With the publication of California’s Student Success Scorecards, community colleges are facing greater pressure than ever to increase student completion. In particular the scorecards spotlight the need to improve outcomes for students classified as “unprepared” for college, those who are required to take remedial coursework in […]

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The Promise of Broadening Access to College-Level English

The November/December issue of Perspectives by the RP Group features an article by Leslie Henson and Katie Hern about what happened when Butte College changed its placement policy to more than double the number of incoming students who qualify for college English. The short answer: completion of college English increased substantially and equity gaps narrowed, […]

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New Directions in Community Colleges Features CAP

The California Acceleration Project is the subject of a chapter in the just-released edition of New Directions in Community Colleges: Applying the College Completion Agenda to Practice. Authors Katie Hern and Myra Snell discuss several factors that have helped build momentum for redesigning developmental education in California, including a shared understanding of the problem of […]

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CAP awarded $400,000 grant from California Education Policy Fund.

The California Acceleration Project (CAP) has received a two-year $400,000 grant to create a blueprint for transforming placement and remediation in California. The goal of this blueprint will be to streamline the transition to community college and increase the proportion of students who complete college-level math and English in their first year, a critical early […]

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