Each year 140,000+ California community college students begin in a remedial math course. 100,000+ will never complete the math requirements to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree. We can do better.

Powerful Acceleration Strategies


Many students are placed into remediation who don't need it and would be better off if allowed to enroll directly in college courses.

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Students are more successful when allowed to enroll in college-level courses with extra support, instead of remedial courses.

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Two-Course Pathways

Students enroll in accelerated pathways where developmental courses are tailored to college-level requirements.

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News and Events

Upcoming Event

Acceleration across California

Our first annual conference featuring community colleges that are transforming placement and remediation.

March 9-11, 2017
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
Early bird registration through February 9
$100 for March 10-11
$50 for pre-conference workshops March 9


CAP In the News

"Grim Dropout Stats Force California Community Colleges to Rethink Remediation"
Mercury News, October 2016

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"CAP Co-Founders Named to “16 Most Innovative People in Higher Education”
Washington Monthly, October 2016

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Featured Publications

Essential to Campus Equity Efforts

Remediation: Essential to Campus Equity Efforts

Diversity and Democracy, Winter 2016
By Katie Hern & Jennifer Brezina

"....the policies and curricula that higher education has developed to help students who are considered 'underprepared' are actually making these students less likely to succeed in college and...students of color are bearing the brunt of the unintended consequences."


high challenge, high support accelerated classrooms

High Challenge, High Support Accelerated Classrooms

LearningWorks, December 2013
By Katie Hern, with Myra Snell

Addressing an important gap in the dialogue about college completion, this brief goes beyond discussions of curricular structure to focus on how faculty teach. It articulates a core set of principles and practices for teaching in accelerated models of English and math, with illustrations from community college classrooms across California.

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