ERIC Number: ED430470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-20
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Early Options Study.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Community Coll. Services.
This report examines current policies and practices in regard to Oregon high school student participation in college courses and programs. A total of 112 of Oregon's public and private high schools responded to a January 1998 mailed survey concerning early college options programs and policies. It was found that an estimated 6,660 students were participating in early college options programs of some type, and that the demand for such programs was increasing. Nearly two-thirds of the schools provided students with advanced placement classes, about one-third offered College High programs (cooperative agreements between high schools and colleges that offer college-level courses for credit in the high school), and about half had students attending courses at community colleges. In general, larger high schools provided more early college options for their students than did small- and medium-size schools. The report calls for the development of a statewide early options program with multiple options. The report also provides an overview of early college options policies and practices in other states and descriptions of advanced placement, College High, International Baccalaureate diploma, and 2+2/Tech Prep programs. (MDM)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College School Cooperation, Educational Policy, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, International Baccalaureate, School Size, State Programs, Tech Prep
Office of Academic Affairs, Oregon University System, P.O. Box 3175, Eugene, OR 97403; Tel: 541-346-5722.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Community Coll. Services.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon