ERIC Number: EJ1048312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Comparison of High School Dual-Enrollment and Traditional First-Term General/Organic/Biochemistry College Chemistry Class Outcomes
Zuidema, Daniel R.; Eames, Kevin J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n12 p2058-2063 Dec 2014
Student performance in a high school dual-enrollment chemistry course was compared with student performance in the corresponding traditional college course. The two courses were taught by the same instructor and evaluated using the same American Chemical Society (ACS) standardized examination. Interestingly, the high school dual-enrollment students have outperformed the traditional college students on the college-level exam in each of the years that the dual-enrollment program has been in existence. Dual-enrolled students also consistently did better on the ACS college-level exam than they did on the ACS high school exam.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Graduates, Chemistry, Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, College Students, Achievement Gains, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Secondary School Science, College Science, Models, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Tennessee