ERIC Number: ED500962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 6
Dual Credit/Enrollment in Illinois: A Status Report. In Brief
Andrews, Hans; Barnett, Elisabeth
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Illinois has been offering dual credit/enrollment programs in some form since 1984 when the first such program began in Ottawa, at around the same time as the earliest programs were appearing on the national scene. It grew slowly for a number of years, but two changes spurred much faster growth. In 1996, the Illinois Community College Board changed its rules to permit both school districts and colleges to claim dually enrolled students for funding based on average daily attendance (schools) or credit hours (colleges). Further growth came in response to the availability of Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) grants, initiated in 2001 to cover part or all of participating students' tuition and fees. This brief defines the terms "dual enrollment" and "dual credit"; describes their appeal in addressing several critical and emerging issues; lists data pertaining to colleges and programs of study; presents the results of colleges surveyed who were asked about the quality safeguards used in their programs; presents the main strengths and concerns related to the programs; and examines the future of dual credit/enrollment in Illinois in terms of participation, ACE grants, articulation project, and policy issues.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Articulation (Education), Dual Enrollment, Grants, School Districts, Financial Support, College Credits, Enrollment, High School Students, College Bound Students, Student Participation, Quality Control
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Office of Community College Research and Leadership.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois