Accelerated Pathways

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.


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April 2014  

This quasi-experimental study found "large and robust" increases in student completion of transferable English and math courses at the first 16 colleges offering redesigned, accelerated pathways with the California Acceleration Project.


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June 2012  

This 2012 article from the national magazine Change describes the beginnings of the California Acceleration Project, including data from early accelerated models, the design principles shared by the first CAP colleges, and some of the local adaptations colleges made as they began rethinking remediation.


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December 2011  

This 2011 report presents key data from Chabot College’s long-standing model of accelerated developmental English, a four-unit integrated reading and writing course that is one-level-below College English and open to any student.


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July 2010  

In this 2010 article, Katie Hern and Myra Snell make the case that high attrition rates are structurally guaranteed in long developmental sequences and that open-access accelerated courses are a promising way to increase completion rates in college-level English and Math. Published in the RP Group's statewide publication Perspectives, the article marks the beginning of the California Acceleration Project.


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