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1 An Overview of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Peter Adams Susan Gabriel The Community College of Baltimore County

2 The goal of the project is for at least four Michigan community colleges to pilot sections of ALP by fall The grant funds will allow MSSC to provide resources and assistance to those schools that decide to participate. This webinar and our participation at the Summit next week are the first steps in the process. The Kresge ALP grant project runs until December 31, ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

3 What is the problem? What is ALP? What are the results? What about costs? ALP The Accelerated Learning Program Outline of the Presentation

4 Data showing disappointing results developmental education

5 The Gates Foundation reports three quarters of developmental students do not receive a degree or certificate within four years. Data from Recent Studies placed in dev ed graduated in 4 years 25% did not graduate in 4 years 75%

6 The Community College Research Center at Columbia (CCRC) has found that “that few students referred to developmental education progress through their developmental education sequence of courses to succeed in college-level courses: within four years, only percent of students in the study successfully completed a course in college-level... English.” Data from Recent Studies placed in dev ed did not pass ENG101 in 4 years 55% passed ENG101 in 4 years 45%

7 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% Success rates for students who took ENGL 052 in How We First Measured Success in Our Developmental Courses 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% S in ENGL % U or W ENGL % Success rates for students who passed ENGL 052 in and then took ENGL 101 by sp 92 ABC in ENGL % DFW in ENGL % ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

8 took / % Students who took ENG 052 for the first time in 1988/1989 took % took no more writing courses % S in % never passed % A, B, or C in % D, F, or W in % ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

9 Financial crisis Data showing disappointing results developmental education

10 ALP Why Do Students Drop Out?

11 can’t write a thesis no concrete examples sentence fragments confusing words subject-verb agreement mla format none of the above

12 financial problems changes at work legal problems car trouble abusive situation at home medical problems eviction problems with children laid off life happens student becomes discouraged student becomes depressed student feels isolated student loses confidence stress becomes too great student wasn’t prepared for college-level work affective issues

13 life issues affective issues non- cognitive issues what is the solution?

14 What is the problem? What is ALP? What are the results? What about costs? Outline of the Presentation ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

15 ALP The Accelerated Learning Project

16 Essex Dundalk Catonsville Hunt ValleyOwings MillsRandallstown

17 A CCBC Students average age 29 female/male58/42% students of color50% full/part-time34/66 % Community College Baltimore County credit students 33,817 ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

18 50% Placement into Dev ED 75% 25% 100% 81% Englishall studentsmathreading 77% 65% 58%

19 RDG 051 RDG 052 MATH 081 MATH 082 MATH 083 ENGL 051 ENGL 052 ENGL 101 ENGL 102 CCBC’s Developmental Education Courses:

20 ENG 101ENG 052 ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

21 What do we do in the ALP 052 class? Conducting class as a writing workshop, an extension/supplement to the 101 class Answering questions left over from the 101 class Providing opportunities for more writing practice, short papers to reinforce concepts from the 101 class or prepare for upcoming assignments in the 101 class Discussing/brainstorming ideas for the next essay in 101 Reviewing drafts of essays the students are working on for 101 Working on reducing the frequency and severity of error in the students’ writing Addressing non-cognitive issues (life issues, affective issues) The goal for ALP 052 instructors: Maximize the ALP students’ probability of success in the ENGL 101 class. Strategies include: ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

22 ENG 101ENG 052 ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

23 ENG 101ENG 052 ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

24 ENG 052 ALP ENG 101 ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

25 ENG 052 ALP ENG 101 ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

26 What is the problem? What is ALP? What are the results? What about costs? Outline of the Presentation ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

27 passed ENG % did not pass ENG % took ENG 052 Fa07-Fa % took ENG % took no more writing courses % passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % took ENG 052 Fa07-Fa % took ENG % took no more writing courses 0 0% traditional developmental students: fall 2007 – fall 2010 ALP students: fall 2007 – fall 2010 data from Cho, Kopko, & Jenkins, 2012 (CCRC)

28 passed ENG % did not pass ENG % took ENG 052 Fa07-Fa % took ENG % took no more writing courses % traditional developmental students: fall 2007 – fall 2010 passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % took ENG 052 Fa07-Fa % took ENG % took no more writing courses 0 0% ALP students: fall 2007 – fall 2010 passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % data from Cho, Kopko, & Jenkins, 2012 (CCRC)

29 ALP Success Rates, (data from CCBC Institutional Research) 75% 50% 25% 052 fall 07 24% pass ENGL % pass ENGL 101 ALP fall 07 69% pass ENGL % pass ENGL fall 08 ALP fall 08 73% pass ENGL % pass ENGL fall 09 ALP fall 09 74% pass ENGL % pass ENGL fall 10 ALP fall 10 data from CCBC Institutional Research and Evaluation

30 passed ENG % did not pass ENG % took ENG 052 Fa07-Fa % took ENG % took no more writing courses % passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % took ENG 052 Fa07-Fa % took ENG % took no more writing courses 0 0% passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % passed ENG % didn’t pass ENG % took ENG % haven’t taken ENG % took ENG % haven’t taken ENG % passed ENG % F, I, or W in ENG % passed ENG % haven’t passed ENG % traditional developmental students: fall 2007 – fall 2010 ALP students: fall 2007 – fall 2010 data from Cho, Kopko, & Jenkins, 2012 (CCRC)

31 80% 20% 60% Longitudinal Studies: Persisted to Next Year after Developmental Course 40% traditional dev writing (N = 5545) ALP (N = 592) cohorts from fall 07 to fall % % % 2662 Two-tailed statistical significance test: significant at 1% Data from Cho, Kopko, & Jenkins, 2012 (CCRC)

32 1 3 Longitudinal Studies: Courses Completed One Year after ENG traditional dev writing (N = 5545) ALP (N = 592) cohorts from fall 07 to fall Two-tailed statistical significance test: significant at 1% Data from Cho, Kopko, & Jenkins, 2012 (CCRC)

33 8 2 6 Longitudinal Studies: Credits Completed One Year after ENG traditional dev writing (N = 5545) ALP (N = 592) cohorts from fall 07 to fall Two-tailed statistical significance test: significant at 1% Data from Cho, Kopko, & Jenkins, 2012 (CCRC)

34 Students take their developmental writing course concurrently with the credit-level writing course, rather than as a pre-requisite. The same instructor teaches the ALP course and the credit course. At least half the students in the credit English course are students who placed into credit-level writing. The ALP cohort is no more than 12 students. ALP instructors recognize the importance of paying attention to the non- cognitive issues affecting their students. The pedagogy in the ALP course is based on “backward design” from the credit course and emphasizes active learning, improved reasoning skills, engaged reading, and more effective editing skills. Critical Features of ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

35 students 20 sections 640 students 80 sections students 40 sections 80 students students 160 sections

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37 Allegeny College (MD) Atlantic Cape Com Col (NJ) Bellevue College (WA) Bergen Com Col (NJ) Bloomfield College (NJ) Blue Ridge Tech and Com Col (WV) Brookdale Com Col (NJ) Cayuhoga Com Col (OH) Century College (MN) College of Coastal Georgia (GA) Com Col of DC (DC) Com Col of Vermont (VT) El Paso Com Col (TX) Gateway Tech and Com Col (KY) Georgia Gwinnett College (GA) The Graduate School (DC) Greenville Tech College (SC) Gwinnett Technical College (GA) Heartland Com Col (IL) North Hennepin Com Col (MN) Northeast Lakeview College (TX) Northampton Com Col (PA) Patrick Henry Com Col (VA) Phillips Com Col (AR) Phoenix Com Col (AZ) Prairie State College (IL) Salt Lake Com Col (UT) Santa Barbara Com Col (CA) Springfield Tech and Com Col (MA) St. Louis Com Col (MO) SUNY Adirondack (NY) Tulsa Com Col (OK) University of Alaska, Anchorage (AK) Valley Forge Military College (PA) West Kentucky Tech &Com Col (KY) West Virginia North Com Col (WV) Windward Com Col (HI) York Technical College (SC) Highline Com Col (WA) Ivy Tech Com Col (IN) Jackson Com Col (MI) Kanawha Valley Techl & Com Col (WV) Kapiolani Com Col (HI) Lansing Com Col (MI) LaGuardia Com Col (NY) Leeward Com Col (HI) Lone Star College Tomball (TX) Long Island University (NY) Mesa Community College (AZ) Metropolitan Com Col (MO) Middlesex Com Col (MA) Missouri State U-West Plains (MO) Mott Community College (MI) New Mexico State U, Alamogordo(NM) Northampton Community College (PA North Central State College (OH) North Central Michigan College (MI) Schools Currently Offering ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

38 What is the problem? What is ALP? What are the results? What about costs? Outline of the Presentation ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

39 1000 students Costs Under Traditional Model

40 20 students per section Costs Under Traditional Model

41 50 sections of Dev Eng X 3 faculty credit hours/section = 150 faculty credit hours Costs Under Traditional Model ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

42 54% of traditional developmental students take students ÷ 20 students/section = 27 sections.54 X 1000 = 540 students 27 sections X 3 faculty credit hours/section = 81 faculty credit hours Costs Under Traditional Model ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

43 total for developmental course = total for 101= 81 faculty credit hours 150 faculty credit hours total =231 faculty credit hours Costs Under Traditional Model ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

44 1000 students Costs Under ALP

45 10 students per section Costs Under ALP

46 100 sections of ALP Dev Eng X 3 faculty credit hours/section = 300 faculty credit hours Costs Under ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

47 100% of ALP developmental students take ENG students ÷ 20 students/section = 50 sections 1.00 X 1000 = 1000 students 50 sections X 3 faculty credit hours/section = 150 faculty credit hours Costs Under ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

48 Comparison of Costs for 500 Students TraditionalALP DEV: 50 sect X 3 cr/sect = 150 fch 101: 18.5 sect X 3 cr/sect = 81 fch TOTAL: 231 fch DEV: 100 sect X 3 cr/sect = 300 fch 101: 50 sect X 3 cr/sect = 150 fch TOTAL: 450 fch ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

49 traditional factory widgets per year cost per widget cost/year to operate $231,000 $450,000 33,000 74,000 $7.00 $6.08 ALP factory An Analogy ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

50 traditional factory 231 fch 450 fch students per yearcost per studentcost per year students per year cost per studentcost per year 330 (33%) of 1000 students pass FYC 740 (74%) of 1000 students pass FYC.700 fch per passing student.608 fch per passing student ALP factory An Analogy ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

51 traditional factory 231 fch 450 fch students per yearcost per studentcost per year students per semester cost per studentcost per year 330 (33%) of 1000 students pass FYC 740 (74%) of 1000 students pass FYC.700 fch per passing student.608 fch per passing student ALP factory An Analogy ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

52 Summing It All Up doubles the success rate, cuts the attrition rate in half, does it in half the time, at slightly less cost per successful student. Compared to traditional developmental writing approaches, ALP ALP The Accelerated Learning Program

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