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...
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...
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 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...