Dual credit in US higher education: a study of state policy and quality assurance practices

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The primary objective of this study is to provide an up-to-date description of dual credit policy in all 50 states of the US. High school students have been able to earn college credits through a variety of programs over the last 50 years, but the growth of dual credit formats has expanded significantly since the 1980s. While dual credit takes many forms, this study focused on college-level courses (excluding [Advanced Placement] AP and [International Baccalaureate] IB) offered in high schools, taught by a high school teacher or college instructor and taken by high school students. This...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Secondary education; Pathways; Policy; Students; Quality; Governance

Keywords: Credit transfer; Cross sectoral education; Student mobility; State government; Government role; Quality assurance

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Chicago, Illinois: Higher Learning Commission, 2013

Physical description: [393] p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 113.883

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