Entries for 'Introduction to Acceleration'

January 2016  

This article highlights research showing that students of color are placed at a structural disadvantage by traditional approaches to remediation, making them less likely to succeed in college. It features results from colleges in the California Acceleration Project that have narrowed racial achievement gaps by changing placement policies and curricula to accelerate students' progress through college-level courses.

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August 2015  

This four-page brief synthesizes the national research on practices community colleges are using to substantially increase student completion of college-level courses and narrow racial achievement gaps.

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December 2014  

This article for trustees presents key research into what community colleges can do to increase completion among students traditionally classified "unprepared," along with recommendations for how trustees can support these efforts. 

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October 2014  

This 2014 article from New Directions in Community Colleges discusses the factors that have helped mobilize remediation reform across California's 112 decentralized community colleges, including building a shared understanding of the problem, using data from existing accelerated models to help faculty see that students are more capable than previously believed, and collaborative faculty development efforts organized around shared principles of instructional design.


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