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Completion by Design

Completion by Design is a five-year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative that works with community colleges to significantly increase completion and graduation rates for low-income students under 26. The initiative provides needed structure to the community college experience. Students are proven to have greater success with completion and graduation when they are regularly given… Continue Reading

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The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is a form of mainstreaming developed at the Community College Baltimore County. ALP attempts to combine the strongest features of earlier mainstreaming approaches and, thereby, to raise the success rates and lower the attrition rates for students placed in developmental writing. Link to article http://alp-deved.org/

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The Common Core State Standards: Implications for Community Colleges and Student Preparedness for College (An NCPR Working Paper)

Based on a review of literature and on interviews with individuals involved in the CCSS nationally and in Washington, Florida, and Kentucky, this paper outlines the development of the CCSS and the CCSS-aligned assessments, the involvement of higher education representatives in their design and implementation, and how the CCSS and the aligned assessments can be… Continue Reading

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A Case Study of Two Community College Programs Designed to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Math

This report presents a case study of acceleration programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges: Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. Supplemental Material: A Case Study of Two Community Colleges Programs Designed to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Math

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