ERIC Number: ED413936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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High School and Community College Dual Enrollment: Issues of Rigor and Transferability.
In December 1993, the University of Florida issued a report that found that the vast majority of students who had taken chemistry courses in dual enrollment programs at a community college and who did not meet standard admissions requirements were required to retake their courses at the University. In response to the report, the state's Community College Board undertook a study to determine the effectiveness of the dual enrollment program. Findings were examined from studies completed by Pensacola Junior College (PJC) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) of former dual enrollment students from 1991 and 1992 who did meet standard admissions requirements and who took English and history dual enrollment courses. In addition, systemwide data were collected on former dual enrollment students' performance at their university, as well as the frequency with which courses were repeated. The study found that former dual enrollment students from PJC had the same average grade point average (GPA) at the University of West Florida as all transfers to that university, while former TCC dual enrollment students at the UF had a slightly higher GPA than TCC transfers to the UF in general. Systemwide, of 51,382 dual enrollments for 1991-92, only 140 classes had to be retaken by students between 1992 and 1995, indicating that the program is providing a viable acceleration mechanism for students. Data tables are included. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.