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Achieving the Dream at AACC

Thanks to the Achieving the Dream (AtD) Community Colleges Count initiative, colleges throughout the nation are finding ways to help students succeed by using data to guide priorities and decisions. Achieving the Dream (AtD) leads the nation’s most comprehensive network of forward-thinking leaders and practitioners dedicated to college reform. This multi-year, national initiative is particularly concerned with student groups that traditionally have faced significant barriers to success, including students of color and low-income students.

The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes nearly 200 colleges, 15 state policy teams, more than 100 coaches and advisers, and more than 20 investors, who have forged a common commitment to a shared agenda for student success while building an understanding of the challenges we’ll overcome together.

In 2010, Anne Arundel Community College became an Achieving the Dream college, demonstrating the college’s longstanding commitment to supporting student achievement and helping more students be more successful.

Based on the data that Anne Arundel Community College collected, our AtD team has identified these major interventions:

Developmental Student Success

  • Redesign and acceleration of Developmental English
  • Redesign and acceleration of Developmental Math

New Student Success

  • New student orientation
  • Accuplacer preparation
  • New student advising
  • Late registration