The Institute of Education Sciences released two reports that explore participation in and completion of dual enrollment and dual credit courses in Kentucky. The reports were produced by Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia, in partnership with its Kentucky College and Career Readiness Alliance. CEEP researchers, in partnership with CNA Corporation, co-authored both reports.
"Dual Enrollment Courses in Kentucky: High School Students’ Participation and Completion Rates" examines participation and completion rates in dual enrollment courses for Kentucky public school students in grades 11 and 12 from 2009-10 through 2012-13. Listed on the report (in order) are Thomas Sugimoto (evaluation coordinator); Patricia Muller (director of evaluation and research, and executive associate director), Gina Mosier (graduate assistant), and Steven Williamson (project associate). Chad Lochmiller, IU School of Education faculty member, is listed as first author.
"The Implementation of Dual Credit Programs in Six Nonurban Kentucky School Districts" examines dual credit programs in six nonurban school districts in Kentucky. The study team compiled profiles of each district, describing several aspects of each program, including policies and practices; postsecondary partners; course offerings, locations and scheduling; instructors and credentialing; student supports; quality assurance; costs of and funding for programs; and successes and challenges. CEEP research associate Molly Stewart is a co-author, and Mary Piontek, formerly with CEEP, is listed as first author.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Ten (10) Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) serve the education needs of designated regions, using applied research, development, dissemination, and training and technical assistance, to bring the latest and best research and proven practices into school improvement efforts. An earlier news item from August 2014 detailed CEEP's involvement in REL Appalachia.