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Colorado Department of Higher Education, 2019
Expanding pathways from high school to higher education is essential for Colorado to reach its goals of increasing college completion rates, erasing attainment gaps and increasing high school student engagement. Colorado, like other states across the country, utilizes dual enrollment as a strategy to cultivate seamless P-20 pathways and increase…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Students, College Credits
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily; Glennie, Beth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The changing nature of the U.S. economy has fostered concerns that too few students are successfully completing postsecondary education (Achieve, 2004). Three quarters of those who enter high school graduate within four years, with approximately 70 percent of those graduates enrolling immediately in some form of postsecondary education (Ross et…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dual Enrollment, High Schools, Postsecondary Education
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Firmin, Rob; Schiorring, Eva; Whitmer, John; Willett, Terrence; Collins, Elaine D.; Sujitparapitaya, Sutee – Distance Education, 2014
In Spring 2013 San José State University (SJSU) launched SJSU Plus: three college courses required for most students to graduate, which used massive open online course provider Udacity's platform, attracting over 15,000 students. Retention and success (pass/fail) and online support were tested using an augmented online learning environment (AOLE)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Students
Christensen, Kelly Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative study was to conduct a holistic, multiple-case analysis of career academy partnerships in Nebraska public high schools. Career academies are poised to be an important solution to improving student access to career and technical education in Nebraska while ultimately helping to close the skills gap. This is at a time…
Descriptors: Career Academies, College School Cooperation, Career Education, Technical Education
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Bernstein, Lawrence; Fesler, Lily; Furey, Jane; Arshavsky, Nina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Developed in response to concerns that too few students were enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education, early college high schools are small schools that blur the line between high school and college. This article presents results from a longitudinal experimental study comparing outcomes for students accepted to an early college through…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College School Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis
Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Bernstein, Lawrence; Fesler, Lily; Furey, Jane – Grantee Submission, 2017
Developed in response to concerns that too few students were enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education, early college high schools are small schools that blur the line between high school and college. This article presents results from a longitudinal experimental study comparing outcomes for students accepted to an early college through…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, College School Cooperation, Comparative Analysis
Raia-Taylor, Maureen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative,descriptive single case study describes the problem of student persistence in college through the theoretical lens of Alexander Astin's Theory of Student Involvement, and Vincent Tinto's Theory of Student Departure. The decline in the college retention rate in the United States over the last twenty years and the high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dual Enrollment, Educational Counseling, Academic Persistence
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Early college high schools, small schools that blur the line between high school and college, have been obtaining very strong results. This paper uses the frame of student engagement to posit an explanation for the success of these schools. Purpose: This paper examines the impact of early college high schools on indicators and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment