ERIC Number: ED463823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Dual-Credit Phenomenon! Challenging Secondary School Students across 50 States.
Andrews, Hans A.
This monograph argues that many high school students consider their senior year a waste of time. One remedy to this problem is dual enrollment, which allows high school students to enroll in college credit classes and receive credit for both college and secondary school requirements. Benefits of dual enrollment include: acceleration of progress for students; reduced tuition costs for students and parents; relief of high school boredom; and facilitated student recruitment. The book outlines the programs that are in existence or in development across the United States. Statistics from some of the studies that have been done in the area are offered. Research findings include the following: respondents to a follow-up survey of former dual-enrollment students in the Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Project Advance program reported that 94% of their dual-enrollment credits transferred. The State of Washington estimated a savings of $37 million during the 1999-2000 school year due to its Running Start program. The University of Washington reported that its Running Start students graduated with a GPA of 3.4, compared with a GPA of 3.1 among regular entering freshmen. The book stresses the need for further research in the area. (Contains 80 references. Survey instrument is appended.) (NB)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Credits, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, High School Seniors, High School Students, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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