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ERIC Number: EJ894670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Dual Enrollment: The Missing Link to College Readiness
Swanson, Joni
Principal Leadership, v10 n7 p42-46 Mar 2010
Dual enrollment programs have sparked the interest of educational researchers and practitioners who want to determine whether offering college courses to high school students might positively affect their persistence in college or other postsecondary education. Current research suggests that participating in dual enrollment programs improves students' likelihood of continuing on and completing degrees in postsecondary education. By earning college credits while in high school, students are more likely to earn a benchmark level of credits before the end of the first year of college. High-quality instruction and assessment, supported by implementation standards, will help ensure that high school students receive credit for college-level courses that are taught in their high schools. Local school district personnel play a vital role in the health and vitality of dual enrollment programs. The author contends that for all participants to have confidence in the quality and viability of dual enrollment programs, rigorous quality standards--such as those promoted by National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and endorsed by increasing numbers of state legislatures--are essential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A