Coming up for air during what has proven to be an extremely busy legislative session!
In addition to the ECS report released today that weighs in on P-20 alignment and education governance, I'd like to direct your attention to a rare state report that very effectively describes the landscape of dual enrollment in Texas. There is generally a dearth of information on who is taking dual enrollment courses in a state, and students' experiences in these courses. However, Research Study of Texas Dual Credit Programs and Courses, published earlier this month, provides an interesting glimpse into what in many cases seems to be the "black box" of dual enrollment participation.
Based on the findings, the authors also provide recommendations for three critical areas related to dual enrollment: providing each student the opportunity to earn 12 semester credit hours of college credit before HS graduation; promoting student access to quality courses; and ensuring efficient state use of resources re: dual credit courses and programs.