ERIC Number: ED433783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-2
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Looking for the Dual Credit Student and Finding the Under-Aged Student Ones. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.
Johnston, George H.; Kristovich, Sharon A. R.
This study examined the effectiveness and student characteristics of several dual-credit (high school and college course credit) programs at Parkland College (Illinois). The original program, begun in 1991, was developed in coordination with three area high schools. A total of 32 high school students in the first cohort enrolled in the Associate in Manufacturing Technology program. However, by fall 1997, none of the students in this cohort had graduated from Parkland in any program. In fall 1995, in cooperation with another area high school, nine students were enrolled in a dual credit automotive technology course which offered a total of 12 credit hours. Five of the nine students continued their studies at Parkland College after graduating from high school. Later dual credit iterations involved other area high schools and other courses. In addition to students attending Parkland under formal agreements with area high schools, the study identified a second group of 339 students, some under age 16, who took courses for credit without having earned a degree from any high school. The paper identifies issues raised by these two different groups of students, such as college's legal responsibility for under-age students, limits on the number of college-level courses taken prior to matriculation, and issues of privacy when reporting grades between institutions. (DB)
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