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State policy frameworks governing concurrent enrollment vary considerably among the 50 states, ranging from states with limited policies to those with considerable layers of state oversight prompted by state legislation, regulation, and policies. Some states have policies specific to concurrent enrollment partnerships where high school teachers offer college courses in their classrooms, while other policies address a wide range of dual enrollment opportunities regardless of location or instructor. In many states, public university and/or college systems play a key role in establishing policies and influencing concurrent enrollment practice among individual institutions.
- How to Scale College in High School: A State Policy Guide for Implementing Dual Enrollment and Early College Designs Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
- High School Reform Database, Education Commission of the States (last updated February 2015).
Includes state profiles based on specific policy components, recent policy developments, and links to ECS policy briefs. Dual Enrollment is among the two dozen topics covered.
- Dual Credit in U.S. Higher Education: A Study of State Policy and Quality Assurance Practices, commissioned by the Higher Learning Commission (February 2013).
- State Higher Education Policy Database, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. An index to states’ laws, regulations, and policy on a variety of education topics, including Dual or Concurrent Enrollment (search under Accelerated Learning Options).