A new REL Appalachia study found that nearly one-fifth of Kentucky 11th and 12th graders attempted a dual enrollment course earning, on average, almost 8 college credits before high school graduation.
REL Appalachia examined dual credit programs in six nonurban school districts in Kentucky. The report describes dual credit program policies and practices, student participation, partner postsecondary institutions, course offerings, course location and scheduling, instructors and credentialing, student supports, quality assurance, program costs and funding, and successes and challenges.
Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (Read more)
In Science, no state scored lower in 2011 than in 2009. The interactive map provides details! (Read more)
2009 graduates earned an average of 3 credits more over the course of their high school education than 1990 graduates. This translates to about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.