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Former CA Senator Calls for State Investment in Accelerated English & Math

  June 10, 2014 –  In an opinion piece for the Sacramento Bee, former California Senator and Secretary of Education Gary K. Hart highlights the innovative curricula being offered by colleges in the California Acceleration Project and asks, “Why isn’t accelerated remediation offered at all California’s community colleges? Why are most students still stuck in […]

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New CCRC Study of Accelerated English at Chabot College

May 15, 2014 — A new study by the Community College Research Center adds to the growing body of evidence showing improved student outcomes in accelerated models of remediation nationwide. The study is one of the first to establish a link between accelerated remediation and longer-term completion outcomes like transfer and graduation. Released this week, […]

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Just Released: RP Group Evaluation of 16 CAP Colleges

  April 28, 2014, Sacramento CA – The Research and Planning Group released its evaluation of accelerated English and math pathways at 16 colleges today, finding “large and robust” increases in student completion of college-level requirements in English and math, with gains across all student demographic and socioeconomic groups and placement levels. The 16 colleges […]

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CAP Co-Founder Myra Snell Finalist for National Award

Myra Snell, Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project, is one of four finalists for the national “Faculty Innovation” award from the American Association of Community Colleges. The nomination recognizes Snell’s pioneering work in developing Path2Stats, an alternate math pathway for students who will take Statistics to fulfill their college math requirements (those not in math-intensive […]

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Apply to the Community of Practice in Acceleration!

An Extended Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching in Accelerated English and Statistics Pathways. California community colleges are leading a national movement to replace long, remedial sequences in reading, writing, and mathematics with redesigned accelerated pathways. As illustrated the recent LearningWorks brief, “Toward a Vision of Accelerated Curriculum and Pedagogy: High-Challenge, High Support Classrooms for […]

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New Publication on Teaching Accelerated Classes

Addressing an important gap in the dialogue about college completion, a new report commissioned by LearningWorks, Toward a Vision of Accelerated Curriculum and Pedagogy, goes beyond discussions of curricular structure to focus on how faculty teach.  The report offers a set of core instructional principles and practices for redesigning remediation in English and Math, and illustrates […]

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Webinar: Transforming Remediation – Understanding the Research, Policy, and Practice

A helpful resource for colleges working to improve completion among students classified as “under-prepared,” this August 2013 webinar highlights research into the problems of remediation, along with promising practices from community colleges across the country. Speakers include Complete College America’s Bruce Vandal, the California Acceleration Project’s Katie Hern, North Carolina’s Cynthia Lyston, and researcher Michelle […]

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New Policy Brief on National Effort to Transform Math Remediation

Just Released from LearningWorks: Changing Equations, By Pam Burdman. A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights the growing national movement to prioritize statistics and quantitative reasoning and rethink the traditional one-size-fits-all, algebra-based approach to math remediation. Burdman presents the rationale behind innovative new approaches, and she connects […]

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