Expanding Dual Enrollment as an Equity Tool
DE Spotlight Presentations at our monthly Bay Region Dual Enrollment Exchange meetings often highlight equity conversations. For example, check out the summary of Wheelhouse & Pace Research presentation on the DE Spotlight page.
Expanding Populations Served by Dual Enrollment
Data: College in High School Programs & Data: Reporting and Using Dual Enrollment Data to Improve Equity (College in High School Alliance, November 2021) Includes:
Rethinking Dual Enrollment to Reach More Students (2018) Discusses state approaches that systematically broaden dual enrollment access and provide pre-collegiate experiences to middle- and lower-achieving students.
Jumpstart: Setting Goals to Drive Equitable Dual Enrollment Participation in California’s Community Colleges: The report analyzes data from the community colleges across the state to see if we’re equitably serving Black, Native, and Latinx students through dual enrollment and finds that we are not yet doing so, and outlines a policy and practice agenda that K-12 and community college leaders can implement to jumpstart efforts for more equitable dual enrollment practices.
The accompanying data tool visually represents the levels of racial equity in dual enrollment across CA’s high school and community college districts. This is a great tool for local education leaders to evaluate the level of racial representation in their dual enrollment programs.
Dual Enrollment for Special Populations: Leveraging a High-Impact Strategy for California’s Most Underserved Students (April 1st, 2021) Wheelhouse & JFF presentation recording
Unlocking Potential: A State Policy Roadmap for Equity and Quality in College in High School Programs for Students With Disabilities (2021) College in High School Alliance brings together context for how to being intentional about closing equity gaps, accurately measuring them and how to create accountability to close the gaps.
Black Student Success in Dual Enrollment: A Case Study (Presentation) (CABSE 2021, from Career Ladders Project (CLP))
Ability to Benefit: Dual Enrollment (National College Transition Network)
Includes a link to the Ability to Benefit State Leadership (June 2020) webinar.
Students with Disabilities
California Alternative Pathways to a High School Diploma Workgroup Report Provides workgroup findings regarding existing and potential additional pathways to a high school diploma for students with disabilities. The report could be used to inform development of pathways that meet the needs of this student group.
Dual Enrollment for Foster Youth: Toward Effective Practice (February 2022 from CLP) Lessons learned from a 16-month pilot project with three sites across California (the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire ) to explore what it might take to support foster youth in dual enrollment.
Designing Dual Enrollment to Reach English Learners (December 2020)
Justice System Involved Youth
Rising Scholars Network AB 417 authorized the Chancellor Office of the California Community Colleges to establish this program to enter into agreements with up to 50 community colleges to provide additional funds for services in support of postsecondary education for justice-involved students. The website provides resources and information that will help inform programs serving this population.
Underground Scholars Language Guide Provides guidance on humanizing language to use when discussing individual or group identities and experiences in work with individuals involved in the carceral system.
Equity & Dual Enrollment
Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment: Reaching Underachieving and Underrepresented Students with Career-Focused Programs (2012) This research study from the Community College Research Study (CCRC) informed AB 288 legislation.
The Dual Enrollment Playbook: A Guide to Equitable Acceleration for Students (2020) The Aspen Institute and Community College Research Center
Funding for Equity: Designing State Dual Enrollment Funding Models to Close Equity Gaps (October 2019) Provides insights that will help guide state policy agendas. Funding guidance for states, school districts, & colleges.
Equitable Transitions During Pandemic Disruptions (June 2020) This report highlights a recommendation to strengthen statewide dual enrollment to improve systems alignment because strong dual enrollment programs serve as a clear on-ramp to a credential of value.
A Leg Up on College: The Scale & Distribution of Community College Participation Among California High School Students (2020) & Rising the Tide (follow-up): Research from Wheelhouse, PACE and the CA EdLab
Dual Enrollment and Guided Pathways Converge for Equity: A Case Study (CLP November 2019)
College in High School Programs & Data: Reporting and Using Dual Enrollment Data to Improve Equity (College in High School Alliance & Data Quality Campaign 2021) As a cornerstone of establishing the policy environment necessary to support increased college access and success for students through dual enrollment, states, school districts, and colleges must collect, publicly report, and use data on participation and success in these opportunities.
OER in Dual Enrollment: Leveraging Open Educational Resources to Expand Equitable Access (October 2021) This report from SREB and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact provides an overview of policies across 50 states and recommendations on OER adoption and usage examines how the use of open educational resources (OER) can make dual enrollment courses more cost-effective and increase college access for more students.