ERIC Number: ED301263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Concurrent Enrollment in College and High School.
Baker, Roger G.
In 1987, a study was conducted to develop a profile of high school students who were currently enrolled in advanced placement, accelerated, or honors coursework in Utah, based on data reported by students who registered to take the American College Testing (ACT) Program exam. ACT responses obtained from 13,605 of the 20,930 students who graduated from Utah high schools in 1987 indicated that 59.7% of the responding students were enrolled in an advanced program. The ACT scores of these students were considerably above those of students who were not enrolled in advanced coursework (20.9 versus 15.6). The advanced students also had higher grade point averages, expressed more satisfaction with their educational experience, and were more apt to choose an out-of-state college than other college-bound students taking the ACT. For several years, Snow College has responded to the need for high school cooperation by providing concurrent enrollment opportunities for academically able high school students. In response to the difficulties experienced by its small, rural feeder high schools in developing advanced programs, the college offers appropriate courses on the high school campus as part of the daytime curriculum. Course registration results in the establishment of a college transcript, and course completion earns college credit applicable toward degree programs. Snow College's newly revised guidelines for its College Level Program are included in the report, explaining the nature and rationale for the program, general regulations, and criteria for the selection of students. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Snow Coll., Ephraim, UT.
Note: Report prepared for the International Conference on the First Year Experience (3rd, 1988).