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ERIC Number: ED528571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
A National Perspective on Concurrent Enrollment. Report
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
According to the U. S. Department of Education, "[d]ual enrollment allows high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate." Dual enrollment, which is also referred to as concurrent enrollment, generally targets a broader range of students, not just the top academic performers. The Education Commission of the States also suggests in one of its P-16 policy briefs that "dual enrollment credits help students progress faster through their college education, saving the state and themselves money, while freeing up opportunities for other students." Recently, some educators have also argued that "middle and even low-achieving students can benefit from dual enrollment programs." The U. S. Department of Education has listed thirty-eight states which have adopted policies that encourage some type of dual enrollment approach. These programs include "competency-based applied learning which contributes to an individual's academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, problem solving skills, and the occupational-specific skills necessary for economic independence as a productive and contributing member of society." The Education Commission of the States compiled a comprehensive list of state policies on concurrent/dual enrollment (see Appendix). This paper takes a close look at these states. Postsecondary Options: Dual/Concurrent Enrollment are appended. (Contains 12 footnotes.)
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education