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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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CAP Year in Review: Highlights from 3CSN’s Annual Report to the Chancellor’s Office.

The California Acceleration Project (CAP) supports community colleges to redesign English and math remediation to help more students complete college-level English and math requirements. Since 2010, all of California’s 112 community colleges have participated in our outreach efforts, and 47 colleges are offering redesigned English and math pathways through our extended professional development program. In […]

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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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