ERIC Number: EJ1019111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Expanding Dual Enrollment: Increasing Postsecondary Access for All?
Pretlow, Josh; Wathington, Heather D.
Community College Review, v42 n1 p41-54 Jan 2014
This study investigated the dual enrollment outcomes associated with a 2005 policy change intended to expand dual enrollment participation in Virginia. Results indicated that overall access to and participation in dual enrollment courses increased following the policy change. However, data showed this increase was not uniform, and minority groups remained significantly underrepresented when compared with their representation in the general student population. Furthermore, we examined the changes in postsecondary enrollment of dual enrollment students. Although a similar percentage of students enrolled in higher education before and after the policy change, we found variation in the timing and the type of institution in which students enrolled, with students after the policy change enrolling in 4-year institutions sooner after high school graduation than students in the cohort prior to the change. Implications related to educational opportunity and unintended consequences of the policy change are discussed.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Influences, State Policy, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, Participation, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Policy Analysis, Cohort Analysis, College Bound Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia