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ERIC Number: EJ873921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Expanding the Reach of Dual-Enrollment Programs
Bailey, Thomas; Karp, Melinda Mechur
Community College Journal, v75 n3 p8-11 Dec 2004-Jan 2005
Dual-enrollment programs, which allow high school students to enroll in college courses and earn college and high school credit simultaneously, are one method to introduce students to the idea of college and to its academic and social demands. The college credits that high school students potentially can earn also tend to be free or low-cost--a big benefit to students who may feel that college is too expensive for them to pursue. Dual-enrollment programs have helped many high school students make a successful transition from high school to college. In fact, many policymakers believe so strongly that these programs are beneficial that they are now seeking to expand them beyond the students who have traditionally been served--the best and the brightest--to students whose high school achievement is far from the top of their class. A new report released by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) analyzes dual-enrollment legislation in all 50 states. Through analysis, CCRC identified several ways in which policymakers can strengthen dual-enrollment programs and support their expansion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A