Showing page 1 of 6

Interesting article via Northern Public Radio about dual credit comparisons to Advanced Placement in Illinois

Dual credit in Illinois is clearly growing in popularity.   Responding to a fifty percent increase in the number of students taking dual credit over the past five years creates interesting challenges for school administrators in Illinois.  Where Advanced Placement can be taught by high school instructors, dual credit teachers need college faculty credentialing (a Masters Degree in the subject matter or a Masters Degree in any field and 18 credits of graduate level course work in the subject matter).  the […] Read More

Jobs for the future tackles prominent obstacles facing rural schools dual enrollment with a case study in Texas

This is a very honest assessment of the types of challenges facing rural schools when designing and delivering dual credit programing. The Executive Summary for the case study provides a quick overview of the challenges along with general suggestions about redressing them.  The Full Case Study of Three Rural Texas High Schools is actually a pretty quick read as well. Read More

Here’s a forward post from Amy Williams of the National Alliance of Concurrent Education Partnerships (NACEP) that compare AP course work to Dual/Concurrent Credit Coursework

Advanced Placement Compared to Dual Credit NACEP provided a collection of recently published articles that look at the similarities and differences in AP courses and Dual Credit courses.  Each of these were created to meet the high achievement student’s need for greater academic challenge.  Dual credit is shifting away from a primary focus on high achievers to redress access and diversity objectives for students that target post-secondary aspirations.  These articles provide a solid understanding of the various benefits and challenges […] Read More

This is a good compendium of articles and publications regarding student outcomes, funding models, and policy for dual credit initiatives

This Collection of articles and research/studies  on dual credit outcomes and performance was assembled by Tracey King Schaller, P. Wesley Routon and Reanna Berry from Georgia Gwinnett College.  I didn’t see content specific to teacher credentialing or dual credit teacher shortages, but it does reflect a lot of mostly positive data and research on dual credit programing success. Read More

Kentucky School authorities establish dual credit attainment goals

In addition to providing some guidelines to state policy on dual credit programing, this article from Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education provides a summary of the progress experienced in Kentucky following scholarship funding for dual credit.  Since 2016, dual credit enrollment has increased by 75%, and currently 42% of high school seniors are graduating with college credit earned through early postsecondary opportunities.   A web link is also provided to the policy pages of the CPE.  Read More

Federal Legislators weighing in on access to dual enrollment in early college programs

This is a bi-partisan interest in congress that looks to make college more accessible and affordable by kick starting college in High School.  This is a — click here for the article — short article, but important to show legislative support for dual credit programming across the country Read More

New Jersey Dual Enrollment Study Commission 2022 report incorporates student outcomes, policy and strategies for increasing enrollment

New Jersey’s Governor and Dept. of Education released a comprehensive report from the work of a dual enrollment commission, charged with assessing the status of dual credit programing (enrollment, access, funding, staffing, more).  The 2022 Report is a good review of traditional student outcomes, but it also heard from focus groups to learn of both benefits and challenges for the programing.  An overview of dual enrollment in New Jersey can be found HERE  Read More

Access to dual credit opportunities for Rhode Island’s differently abled students is highlighted in this report

Rhode Island programing and policy drivers, including access and funding elements are summarized HERE Within the summary, you can also find reports and state resources that lead to an intentional system of inclusion and access avenues, along with student learning and education/career tracks to support student success. Read More

Imroving Minnesota’s Dual Enrollment Funding Systems – March 2023

This research conducted by the College in High School Alliance in partnership with the Minnesota P-20 Education Partnership’s Dual Credit Working Group focused on funding logic, built-in disincentives, and limited access challenges.  Remedies look to legislative support and funding for pilot sites to test the legacy underwriting inhibitors and access issues.   the research report can be found HERE Minnesota has a rich and proud history of dual credit programing that needs to appreciate its current state, including systemic barriers that have […] Read More

Washington State legislature is looking to redress access and affordability challenges for some students

This is a piece written by Taija Perry Cook for Crosscut, and independent news entity with a focus on Seattle, WA and the Northwest region of the country.  The focus is on a couple of related legislative initiatives that address dual credit programing costs and access.  The case references were students aligned with Tacoma Community College;  these are a great complement to the legislative policy – where the student story is best understood.  the story can be found at Dual credit […] Read More