This study examines the effect of career and technical education (CTE) transition programs on secondary student matriculation to postsecondary education. The study has 2 components 1) comparing secondary CTE and non-CTE students on academic experiences, achievement and transition to college and 2) exploring the effect of CTE programs on postsecondary students’ transition experiences and outcomes. Results revealed that participation in CTE programs were linked to outcomes such as: increased academic achievement, enrollment in dual-credit courses and college readiness.
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit
This brief summarizes a study designed to assess the effectiveness of dual enrollment programs with increasing high school graduation and college achievement. Data from participating dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City and a comparison group were collected, with a specific emphasis on students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Results suggested that dual enrollment did encourage college success for students, including students in CTE programs, and particularly so for males and low-income students
This brief from Achieve identifies the key areas that state policymakers should consider in order to implement the new Common Core State Standards with fidelity. The brief provides suggestions for aligning these new standards with their existing standards and course requirements, as well as aligning assessments for collecting data and measuring achievement. The brief lists steps each state can take to ensure they are implementing the standards effectively.
In this conference paper, the author notes that good jobs require access to postsecondary education and training. There is a growing economic divide between adults with and without postsecondary education and training. The author recommends that policies be put into place that assist non-traditional students and students with barriers to access postsecondary education.
This report from Jobs for the Future highlights successful practices from North Carolina’s early college high schools. The report examines the effects these practices have had on students successfully completing the schools’ requirements. Successful practices include collaborative group work, literacy groups, and classroom conversations, among others.
This study examines the impact of participation in a dual enrollment program on students in 2 state programs (New York and Florida). A special focus is placed on students enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs. Data analysis involved the use of two large-scale administrative datasets. The longitudinal nature of the study allowed for the control of some preexisting student characteristics. Subgroup analyses were also performed by gender, achievement and socioeconomic status.
In this webinar, presenters Larry McClenny, Superintendent, Patton Springs ISD, Kristina Baca, Superintendent, Loving Municipal Schools, and John White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, U.S. Department of Education discuss how rural schools are preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in college and in jobs by creating learning opportunities through dual enrollment and career and technical education. The panelists discussed the challenges and successes of collaborating with partners such as community colleges and local businesses.
This compendium describes several secondary-post-secondary learning options (SPLOs) and highlights the research that assesses their effectiveness. SPLOs include dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), Tech Prep, Middle College High Schools (MCHS) , early college high schools (ECHS), programs serving disadvantaged youth, college access programs [such as International Baccalaureate (IB)], Career Academies, and summer enrichment programs.
This report examines the research literature on credit-based transition programs: dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Tech Prep, and Middle College High Schools (MCHS). It includes the variation in implementation and summarizes findings from 21 research evaluations. Recommendations on future research are provided.