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ERIC Number: ED561928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
CTE Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for College Completion and Workforce Investment
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay
Education Commission of the States
Dual enrollment programs are expanding and so are dual enrollment programs with a career and technical education (CTE) focus. Recent data available from the National Center on Education Statistics show that 82 percent of high schools had students enrolling in dual enrollment coursework in 2010-11. Nearly half of the schools had students participating in dual enrollment with a CTE focus. This brief describes research on the benefits of CTE dual enrollment, and provides examples of successful state policies to help make the case for the expansion of current dual enrollment programs--particularly those in CTE. The report discusses four policy objectives that states should consider as key policy components to ensure that dual enrollment programs are adequately accessible and maintained, and to promote the quality and transferability of the courses: (1) Responsibility for course fees should not fall to students or parents; (2) Course content and instructor credentials must mirror those of traditional postsecondary instructors; (3) Courses should incorporate industry curriculum and standards, and lead to certification; and (4) States should ensure course transferability.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
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