Course Quality

State Approaches to Ensuring Quality for College in High School Programs

Growing high quality college in high school programs such as dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high school is essential, particularly as states look to expand access to low income students and students who are underrepresented in higher education.

College in high school programs can only give students a leg up if they can be confident that the courses they complete will help move them successfully towards a degree or credential. Access without quality and alignment does not create opportunity.

This resource provides information and examples of the main approaches that states have used to ensure dual enrollment course quality.