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ERIC Number: ED522173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
High School Students' Participation and Performance in College Coursework: 2005-06 MCNC Early College Students
Kim, Jennifer E.; Barnett, Elisabeth
National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST)
Early College (EC) is an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates, aimed at increasing access to higher education for underserved students. Launched in 2002, the Early College initiative focuses on the development of small schools in which high school students earn both a high school diploma and transferable college credits upon graduating from high school. The Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) is one of 11 intermediary organizations awarded funds by the Gates Foundation to establish Early College schools. The MCNC is a school-practitioner network of more than 30 middle colleges (high schools located on college campuses) committed to a set of shared beliefs and instructional practices regarding the successful schooling of underserved high school students. In 2002, the MCNC developed two of the first Early Colleges. During the 2005-06 school year, the MCNC oversaw the development of 13 Early Colleges and is charged with developing a total of 30 such schools. For the past five years, the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST) has provided research and evaluation support to the MCNC and its Early Colleges. This brief provides a summary of data on college course-taking among high school students at Early Colleges sponsored by the Middle College National Consortium. This brief is based on descriptive findings from NCREST's college transcript study. There were 3,606 MCNC EC students during the 2005-06 school year. Schools submitted transcript data for students who had taken college courses; data for 1,924 students were included in the study. (Contains 7 figures.)
National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST). Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street Box 110, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3432; Fax: 212-678-4170; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST)