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Author(s):Hoffman, M., Vargas, J., and Santos, J
Title:On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This report shows how dual enrollment can serve as an “on ramp” to postsecondary education for students who are otherwise unlikely to attend college. The report also highlights examples of successful state-wide dual enrollment efforts and provides a step-by-step plan for policymakers to create successful programs and policies and to assess their current approaches.
Annotation:This report shows how dual enrollment can serve as an “on ramp” to postsecondary education for students who are otherwise unlikely to attend college. The report also highlights examples of successful state-wide dual enrollment efforts and provides a step-by-step plan for policymakers to create successful programs and policies and to assess their current approaches. On Ramp to College also guides state officials in how to provide a wide range of students with equal access to dual enrollment and make it part of a continuous system for grades 9-16.
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College Access
Earning College Credit in High School: Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement
High School
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
Preparation/College Readiness

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Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Center for Law and Social Policy
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Condition of education 2008
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Project Complete
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Trends in student aid 2009
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
State higher education finance: 2007
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
2010 Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Report
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and other think about controlling college costs
NCHEMS information center
Postsecondary education opportunity
Lumina Foundation for Education
USA Funds
The promise and practice of prison programming
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Public attitudes on higher education
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education.
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Peak experiences
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
National Urban League Scholarships
American Indian higher education consortium
National football league high school website: Academics
Reclaiming the American dream
Education pays 2006
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Developing your vision while attending college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Economic diversity on campus
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
A new way on school integration
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Guide to colleges for mothers
The UW-Madison sixth annual plan 2008 campus forum
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Purdue opportunity awards program
The family: America's smallest school
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Reaching all children? Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
A college access contract
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The Sallie Mae Fund
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
White students are racially isolated
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Economic mobility project
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
College planning resource directory
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Using socioeconomic diversity to improve school outcomes
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Student debt and the class of 2006
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Student loans and public accountability
Higher education accountability for student learning
How do I pay for college?
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Teaching and learning across the class divide
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Trends in college pricing 2006
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
National Center for College Costs
Coercive mobility and crime: A preliminary examination of concentrated incarceration and social disorganization
Talent Development High Schools
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Voices in urban education
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Gender gap grows
Taxing matters
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
The state of college affordability in Indiana
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Admission possible
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Just and efficient college finance
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
College students working: The choice nexus
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Postsecondary education opportunity: Indiana state reports
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis
Fixing No Child Left Behind
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Federal education budget project
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships