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Supporting college and career readiness through advanced course taking

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. CT (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)
 
Register for the webinar.
 
What do we know about how advanced high school courses prepare students for college and careers? What does college enrollment and success look like for students who took advanced courses in high school?
 
Explore these questions and interact with researchers on college and career readiness during an upcoming webinar hosted by REL Appalachia, REL Midwest, REL Northwest, and REL West. Researchers from across the country will present new research that highlights how participating in advanced coursework is a promising factor in preparing students for college and careers.
 
Featured presenters include:

  • Michelle Hodara of REL Northwest will present research evidence from Oregon showing that advanced course taking in high school is a positive predictor of students' preparation for college-level work.
  • Elisabeth Davis of REL Midwest will discuss a recent study examining the characteristics and postsecondary pathways of high school students who participate in acceleration programs in Minnesota.
  • John Rice of REL West will share findings from a study examining differences in advanced course taking between students enrolled in magnet schools and comprehensive high schools in Nevada.
  • Michael Flory of REL Appalachia will share two reports on dual enrollment and dual credit programs in Kentucky.
  • Kris Mulvihill, Director of Education Services for Eastern Promise, will respond to the studies and discuss strategies to increase access to advanced course taking in Eastern Oregon high schools.

For questions or additional information, please contact Laura Buckner at (lbuckne@wested.org, 415-615-3374).
 
Who Should Attend?
District and school leaders, higher education counselors and academic advisors, and state policymakers interested in the availability of advanced high school courses and their relationship with college enrollment are especially encouraged to attend.
 
Related Resources
Davis, E., Roth, E., Smither, C., Zhu, B., & Stephan, J. (2016). Acceleration programs in Minnesota: Characteristics and postsecondary pathways of students who participate (REL 2016-XXX). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest. Retrieved from http://ied.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.
 
Hodara, M. (2015). What predicts participation in developmental education among recent high school graduates at community college? Lessons from Oregon (REL 2015–081). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.
 
Lochmiller, C. R., Sugimoto, T. J., Muller, P. A., Mosier, G. G., & Williamson, S. E. (2016). Dual enrollment courses in Kentucky: High school students’ participation and completion rates (REL 2016–137). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs
 
Piontek, M. E., Kannapel, P. J., Flory, M., & Stewart, M. S. (2016). The implementation of dual credit programs in six nonurban Kentucky school districts (REL 2016–136). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs
 
Rice, J., Lash, A., Huang, M., Tran, L., & Peterson, M. (2015). Advanced course completion in magnet and comprehensive high schools: A study in Nevada’s Clark County School District (REL 2016–099). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory West. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.