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Developmental English Program Receives Prestigious Advanced Certification from NADE

Lone Star College-Montgomery English faculty, as well as administrators and staff associated with the Developmental English program, were recently honored by receiving Advanced Certification from the National Association for Developmental Education.

The Lone Star College-Montgomery Developmental English program was recently approved by the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) for Advanced Certification for the next seven years. The college is one of just 17 community colleges nationwide—and one of just five in the state of Texas (LSC-CyFair, Vernon College, Northwest Vista College and San Jacinto College North)—to achieve advanced certification from NADE.

To achieve Advanced Certification, the college had to demonstrate the effectiveness of its Developmental English program, but also how it is using continuous and systematic assessment to evaluate student success over time.

In the acceptance letter, NADE commended the college's program for its use of promising practices such as an integrated reading/writing course, professional development-focused faculty cohorts, and incorporation of book-length readings. 

"Our faculty and administrators are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to help our students be successful," said Dr. Austin Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. "This certification puts us in exclusive company among other community colleges nationwide. Most important, however, is that it shows we are doing the right things to lead our students into college-level coursework as quickly and efficiently as possible - all while maintaining high levels of student success."

Dr. Lane was quick to point out the efforts of English professors Beverley Turner (chair of the Developmental English department), and Dr. Lana Myers, who led the NADE application process, as well as all of the other English faculty members at LSC-Montgomery. 

"They are doing a fantastic job," he added. "They are not afraid to implement leading-edge components to our program, and they back it up with solid assessment and adjustments, as needed."

The college will receive its official NADE certificate at the annual NADE conference in Dallas later this spring.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.