As part of a study led by the Regional Educational Laboratory - Appalachia housed with CNA Corporation in Arlington, VA, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) collects and analyzes data to examine dual enrollment and dual credit programs in Kentucky. Data provide a picture of how dual enrollment and dual credit programs are designed and implemented in six non-urban school districts.
Dual enrollment and dual credit courses, promoted by education policymakers in recent years, prepare high school students for college coursework and allow them to gain early college credits to ease their pathway to a degree. The Commonwealth of Kentucky passed legislation in 2009 to boost such efforts aimed at increasing the percentage of students ready for college and career. Dual enrollment programs allow students to enroll simultaneously in a high school and postsecondary institution with credit coming from either the postsecondary institution or both. Dual credit programs allow academic credit from both the high school and postsecondary institution for the same course.
CEEP’s work with Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) - Appalachia investigates how these programs are carried out in a subset of Kentucky’s rural districts which range in size, location, and program offerings. Data collection – phone interviews, demographic information, literature reviews – captures the experiences of K-12 and postsecondary administrators and other key stakeholders as they design and implement dual enrollment and dual credit programs.
A full Indiana University media release on CEEP’s participation in the study is available online.
CEEP participating in study of Kentucky's dual credit programs
Monday, August 25, 2014