Guide to Equitable Acceleration for Students in Dual Enrollment Programs
The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center studied nine dual enrollment programs across three states that have narrowed or closed equity gaps in dual enrollment for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander students. Through their research, they identified five principles that undergird the strategies and practices of equitable dual enrollment partnerships: (1) Set a shared vision and goals that prioritize equity; (2) Expand equitable access; (3) Connect students to advising and supports that ensure equitable outcomes; (4) Provide high-quality instruction that builds students’ competence and confidence; and (5) Organize teams and develop relationships to maximize potential. Based on this research, The Aspen Institute developed The Dual Language Enrollment Playbook, which details lessons for high school, district, and college leaders in ensuring that traditionally underrepresented students have equitable access to, and success in, high-quality dual enrollment programs.
accountability, and leadership—how do we fit these powerful life skills into a remote
learning environment? The start of the school year was an adjustment. Most of
our students attended school in a hybrid model while others opted for 100
percent virtual. September was the start of a teaching and learning experience like
no other, and we were ready for anything.
If you had told me back in December of 2019 that every one of my teachers would be proficient at scheduling and managing Zoom meetings and posting electronic assignments multiple times throughout the day using Seesaw and Schoology, I would probably have called you in for a psychiatric evaluation.