This policy brief provides an argument for the expansion of current dual enrollment programs--particularly those in CTE--and recommends four policy objectives that states should consider to ensure that dual enrollment programs are adequately implemented, maintained, and scaled up to meet student needs. The authors highlight increased graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment among dual enrollment CTE students as a key indicator of the value of these programs. They further argue that states must subsidize course and material fees for students, promote instructor quality, incorporate industry curricula and standards, and ensure course credit transferability.
CTE Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for College Completion and Workforce Investment
Education Commission of the States