Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

Improving Low-Performing High Schools: Searching for Evidence of Promise

This report presents a review of improvement strategies and reforms that educators and policymakers can develop and implement to support low-performing high schools. The report explains the theories that drive each reform strategy, reviews the evidence supporting the strategies, and provides suggestions for implementing the reforms. Some of the reform strategies include dual enrollment, early college high schools, learning communities, career academies, and charter high schools. 

New CCRS Center Brief: Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education

This month the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) released a brief titled Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education. Prepared by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), the brief catalogs and articulates accelerated learning options across and within secondary and postsecondary education.

The Advanced Placement Program: Living Up To Its Promise?

This report reviews literature on Advanced Placement (AP) to answer several questions about student outcomes related to taking AP classes. It finds that research is inconclusive about the effect of AP course offerings on students and schools. Research has found that students who take AP courses and pass AP exams are more successful in college than those who did not take AP courses, but this report cautions that the research is correlational, not causal.

Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 3 – Postsecondary/Workforce Opportunities and Evidence-based Interventions

This post is the last in a series following the May 29 webinar, “The Use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) to Help Students to be College and Career Ready,” where presenters are responding to questions submitted by participants.

New NCES Report on Dual-Enrollment

On March 5th, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a new report on dual enrollment programs.  The report, Dual Enrollment Programs and Courses for High School Students at Postsecondary Institutions: 2010–11, provides descriptive data on the prevalence and focus of dual enrollment courses.  The data was gathered through a national survey of high schools and postsecondary institutions.

Career and Technical Education Transition Programs: Effects of Dual Credit Participation on Postsecondary Readiness, Retention, Graduation, and Time to Degree

This study analyzes Career Technical Education (CTE) transition programs, which aim to create formal partnerships between secondary and postsecondary institutions and support the completion of a degree program. Longitudinal academic achievement data from 6,000 students who transitioned into college were used to determine the effects of participation in CTE on student outcomes.

Determinants of Students’ Success: The Role of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Programs

This study examines whether Advance Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) programs improve college access and success. Student records were obtained for two cohorts of all high school students in Florida. The study found that both AP and DE are associated with positive outcomes; however, DE students are more likely than AP students to attend college, but less likely to first enroll in a four-year college.


Subscribe to RSS - Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit