Literature Reviews

April 16, 2020

Dual Enrollment: A Comprehensive Literature Review & Bibliography

The following is a comprehensive review of recent (2000 – 2010) publications, articles, presentations and ongoing research on dual enrollment practices, effectiveness, and policy issues. This document is organized around a core set of questions about dual enrollment. Appendices include a listing of recent research methodologies, best practices for data management, examples of current dual…

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April 16, 2020

Dual Credit Programs: A Conceptual Analysis of the Literature

In this article, we conducted a literature review to examine the history of dual credit starting with reasons for its inception, relevant policy changes, student enrollment status, and new initiatives in dual credit. In addition, we compared and contrasted dual credit with other high school programs in which opportunities for college credit are made available…

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April 16, 2020

Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Dual Credit

HIGHER EDUCATION FACES a number of interrelated challenges, including underprepared students, limited access, high costs, and relatively low degree completion rates. These issues are particularly vexing because addressing one concern often leads to unintended consequences that affect the others. Policymakers and educators have attempted a range of structural and programmatic solutions, but so far the…

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April 16, 2020

A Review of Empirical Studies on Dual Enrollment: Assessing Educational Outcomes

More than ever, high school students in the United States have ambitious educational goals. That is, most high school students expect to attend college regardless of their academic performance (Jackson & Kurlaender, 2014). In 1976, 50% of high school seniors planned to earn at least a bachelor’s degree. In 2000, the percentage of high school…

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