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ERIC Number: ED566988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: 6
Early College for All: Efforts to Scale up Early Colleges in Multiple Settings
Edmunds, Julie A.
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Given the positive impacts of the small, stand-alone early college model and the desire to provide those benefits to more students, organizations have begun efforts to scale up the early college model in a variety of settings. These efforts have been supported by the federal government, particularly by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program. This paper will describe current efforts to take the early college model and apply it in multiple settings and It will describe programs being supported by three i3 grants, focusing on the commonalities of these three efforts. The specific questions addressed by this paper include: 1) How are providers conceptualizing the scaling up of the early college model? 2) What adaptations are expected as the model is being scaled up? 3) What are early lessons learned from the scale-up efforts? The results report that one of the primary lessons learned by project and school staff was the importance of early and frequent communication about the goals of the project and the importance of working with leadership at both the district and school levels.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Preparation, Models, Interviews, Quasiexperimental Design, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Change Strategies, High Schools, Dual Enrollment
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
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