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ERIC Number: ED558080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
How Much of a "Running Start" Do Dual Enrollment Programs Provide Students? CEDR Working Paper. WP #2014-­7
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan
Center for Education Data & Research
We study a popular dual enrollment program in Washington State, "Running Start" using a new administrative database that links high school and postsecondary data. Conditional on prior high school performance, we find that students participating in Running Start are more likely to attend any college but less likely to attend four-year colleges in the year after high school graduation. Additionally, we find evidence that data limitations common to previous studies of dual enrollment have substantial impacts on the estimates of dual enrollment on college outcomes. An appendix presents: "Classification Errors in the NSC Data."
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR)
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Washington Assessment of Student Learning