College and Career Readiness

March 1, 2021

Research Demonstrates Colorado’s Strategic Investment in Concurrent Enrollment Yields Significant Equity Results

Let’s face it, 2020 was a tumultuous year with a busy news cycle day in and day out. As a result, a lot of outstanding work didn’t get the attention it deserved. Fortunately, our October event Connect 2020: The NACEP Digital Forum provided a platform to share.  Today’s post summarizes some exciting findings from Colorado…

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October 5, 2020

Does the Concurrent Enrollment Program Improve Time-To-Degree and Wages?

Colorado has invested significantly in the state’s Concurrent Enrollment Program, which provides high school students the opportunity to enroll tuition-free in postsecondary courses and earn college credits that are transferable to any Colorado public university. Concurrent enrollment is seen as a strategy for helping Colorado meet its goal of 66 percent postsecondary credential attainment among…

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July 29, 2020

A National Snapshot: How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit

A new study focusing on how students around the country experience the credit transfer process points to the importance of academic advising and clear communication from institutions. Dual enrollment courses have a role in the credit loss story for almost a third of students who lost credit. Read More

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April 15, 2020

Making ESSA’s Equity Promise Real: State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December 2015, gives states the opportunity to create new approaches to school accountability and continuous improvement. These approaches, if informed by well-chosen indicators of school opportunity and performance, have the potential to create more inclusive and equitable learning environments for historically underserved students. Read Here

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