Dual credit, transition to college

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nine out of 10 students taking dual credit courses at Ector County Independent School District (Texas) are passing the classes that count for high school as well as college credit.

A 90 percent passing rate is an “A” on any report card and is a sign of how successful students are at ECISD, district officials say; though for some in higher education the lack of rigor and preparedness by high school students is closer to failing, than passing.

Local college leaders working with dual credit programs at Odessa College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin laud the option for students that continues to grow each year. At OC in fact, as high as 25 percent of the student population are actually high school students, said David Bauske the director of CollegeNOW.

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