Examples are drawn from Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), Achieving the Dream, MDRC research, CCRC research, and individual college program descriptions.
Academy for College Excellence (ACE)
Cabrillo College (CA)
The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) learning community at Cabrillo College helps improve outcomes for students who require developmental education. ACE groups students in a cohort for all of their classes and uses interactive learning to help participants become successful students while preparing for a career. ACE is also piloting a new program to accelerate the learning process for developmental math and English students. Nine semesters of data for students who participated in ACE and accelerated ACE at Cabrillo demonstrate that ACE students outperformed the comparison group on every measure, including college credits earned, transfer credits earned, and persistence.