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OVAE: Office of Vocational and Adult Education
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Topics: Transitions

Transitions: Secondary to post secondary; career; adult; community college to baccalaureate institution

  • Pathways to College: Access and Success (2005)
    The final report under the Accelerating Student Success project conducted under contract for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education by DTI Associates, Inc., and the Community College Research Center at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, provides summary findings across the case study sites. The findings are highlighted around four key features - student recruitment and selection processes, curriculum, support services, and data collection. The report concludes with recommendations for policymakers, practitioners and researcher.
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  • Case Study Profiles
    Individual profiles of the sites that participated in the project provide information on strategies used for student outreach, development of program curriculum, support services, program funding and professional development.
  • Promoting College Access and Success: A Review of Credit-Based Transition Programs (2003)
    Report examines programs and their characteristics and what is known about their ability to increase college access and success for a wide range of students. download filesPDF (565K) download filesMS WORD (118K)
  • Early College High Schools are small schools from which all students graduate with an Associate of Arts degree or enough college credits to enter a four-year, baccalaureate program as a college junior. Accelerating Student Success Through Credit-Based Transition Programs
    Seeks to capture information on the effectiveness of these programs, the prevalence of programs in secondary and post secondary institutions, the number of students enrolled, and how programs are structured to provide services to students.
  • Tech Prep Demonstration Program
    This program provides grants to eligible consortia consisting of a local education agency that is a provider of vocational education at the secondary level, an institution of higher education that is a provider of technical education at the postsecondary level, and a business partner, to enable them to carry out Tech-Prep education programs that involve the location of a secondary school on the site of a community college and the voluntary participation of secondary school students.

Dual Enrollment

  • Update to State Dual Enrollment Policies: Addressing Access and Quality (2005)
    This report conducted under contract for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education by DTI Associates, Inc., and the Community College Research Center at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, as a part of the Accelerating Student Success project updates the information contained in the 2004 report that examines dual enrollment policies in the 50 states. Based on the new information highlighted in the report a total of 40 states have policies that guide dual enrollment program operations.
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  • State Policy Analysis Report: State Dual Enrollment Policies: Addressing Access and Quality (2004)
    This report conducted under contract for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education by DTI Associates, Inc., and the Community College Research Center at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, as a part of the Accelerating Student Success project outlines the dual enrollment policies in all 50 states, and the ways that these policies support or prevent the growth of programs that serve middle to low-achieving students. It also presents policy options for expanding student participation in credit-based transition programs.
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  • Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2002-03
    This National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report, based on a national survey of public high schools, provides baseline data on the prevalence, enrollment and characteristics of dual credit courses. The survey also presents findings on the prevalence of such exam-based courses as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB).


 
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