Dual Enrollment: Strategies, Outcomes, and Lessons for School-College Partnerships: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 158
June 2012, Jossey-Bass
This volume focuses on the goals, practices, policies, and outcomes of programs that enroll high school students in college courses for college credit. This volume examines:
- The details of dual enrollment programs
- Their impact on student achievement and institutional practices
- How they support a student’s transition to, and success in, college
- The role of higher education in improving K–12 education.
It presents quantitative and qualitative studies that investigate the impact of dual enrollment programs on student and faculty participants. Accounts by dual enrollment program administrators provide examples of how their programs operate and how data have been used to set benchmarks for program success. Chapters also explore models that build off dual enrollment’s philosophy of school–college partnerships and embrace a more robust framework for supporting college transition.
This is the 158th volume of this Jossey-Bass series. Addressed to higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.
This chapter outlines the contents of this volume and presents an overview of dual enrollment within the context of a national collegecompletion agenda.
Section I. Various Perspectives on Dual Enrollment
2. Does Dual Enrollment Increase Students' Success in
College? Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Dual
Enrollment in New York City 11
Drew Allen, Mina Dadgar
Researchers review studies on dual enrollment and postsecondary achievement and highlight their recent analysis of New York City's College Now program.
3. "I don't know, I've never been to college!" Dual
Enrollment as a College Readiness Strategy 21
Melinda Mechur Karp
This chapter uses student interviews and a theoretical framework of anticipatory socialization and role rehearsal to understand the impact of dual enrollment on students who participate.
4. Teaching and Learning in the Dual Enrollment Classroom
Katherine L. Hughes, Linsey Edwards
Researchers use qualitative data from California's Concurrent Courses Initiative to understand the impact of dual enrollment programs on pedagogical strategies.
5. The Impact of Dual Enrollment on the Institution
Katherine N. Kinnick
The director of a dual enrollment honors program discusses the value of dual enrollment programs to universities while highlighting programmatic concerns and challenges.
6. Data-Informed Practices in an Urban Dual Enrollment
This chapter describes how data inform program priorities and benchmarks for success in a systemwide dual enrollment program in New York City.
7. Dual Enrollment in the Broader Context of College-Level
High School Programs 59
Kristin Klopfenstein, Kit Lively
This chapter provides an overview of some differences between dual enrollment and Advanced Placement programs, including their origins, the curriculum, and impact on postsecondary achievement.
Section II. Dual Enrollment Models That Strengthen School–College Partnerships
8. Using College Placement Exams as Early Signals of College
Readiness: An Examination of California's Early Assessment Program
and New York’s At Home in College Program 71
Andrea Venezia, Daniel Voloch
This chapter explores the use of college placement exams and specially designed courses in order to improve alignment between secondary and postsecondary institutions.
9. Early Colleges: A New Model of Schooling Focusing on
College Readiness 81
Julie A. Edmunds
This chapter presents quantitative and qualitative data from an experimental study of early college high schools in North Carolina, as well as an overview of national studies of early colleges.
10. Dual Enrollment Lessons and the Development of The New
Community College at CUNY 91
The former project director discusses the influence of dual enrollment programs on the planning of a new community college.
11. Dual Enrollment as a Liminal Space 101
Eric Hofmann, Daniel Voloch
The authors propose a new metaphor for thinking about dual enrollment programs as a strategy to support successful college transition.