ERIC Number: ED505276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The Benefits of Acceleration: An Outcomes Analysis of Dual Enrollment
Morrison, Michael C.
This study adds to the growing body of research with a focus on (1) the characteristics of accelerated (dual enrolled) students versus their counterparts who did not participate in accelerated programs; (2) differences in academic outcomes of accelerated and non-accelerated students; and (3) differences in days to complete the associate degree for accelerated and non-accelerated students. The data for this study was obtained from 23,023 student records at North Iowa Area Community College. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was utilized to assess time to degree. The major findings of this analysis are: (1) Accelerated students experienced higher levels of academic achievement in both high school and in college courses than non-accelerated students, and (2) Accelerated students graduated earlier with a NIACC [North Iowa Area Community College] Associate Degree than non-accelerated students. Policy implications are explored at the conclusion of the study. Appended are: (1) Dual Enrollment Recommendations; and (2) Dual Enrollment--What Does the Research Say? (Contains 1 footnote, 14 tables, and 8 graphs.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: North Iowa Area Community Coll., Mason City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa