November 2016  

The California Acceleration Project's first annual statewide conference will be held on March 9-11, 2017 in Sacramento. Colleges implementing new approaches to placement and remediation in English, reading, ESL, and math are invited to submit proposals by November 30, 2016. 


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October 2016  

Capacity Unleashed tells the stories of 13 students who participated in alternative math remediation at City College of San Francisco, Berkeley City College, College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, and Cuyamaca College in San Diego. These colleges are among the 35 institutions in the state offering accelerated statistics pathways with the California Acceleration Project.

The stories put a human face on third-party evaluation results showing that across the first 8 colleges offering redesigned statistics pathways with the California Acceleration Project, students’ odds of completing a transferable math course were 4.5 times higher than in traditional remediation, and the achievement gap between African American and Asian students – the largest gap in traditional remediation – was eliminated.

 


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October 2016  

The entrenched and costly system of remedial education in community colleges — pre-college courses that a staggering three out of every four students are forced to take — is quietly undergoing a seismic shift in California.


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October 2016  

One day in 2009, Katie Hern mentioned to Myra Snell that students who took Hern’s one-semester remedial English course at Chabot College were, surprisingly, more likely to graduate than those who took the normal, multi-semester remedial sequence. Snell, a math professor at Los Medanos College, explained that this was no fluke: it was unintentionally built into the design of remediation. 


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September 2016  

The California Acceleration Project has received a total of $900,000 in new grant funding from the James Irvine Foundation, the California Education Policy Fund, and the College Futures Foundation to help community colleges transform remediation in English and math. 


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