Framing the Agenda What is concurrent enrollment? How does it differ from PSEO? How does it differ from tech prep agreements? What does the data tell us and what are the outcomes to date? What new legislation has occurred and what will it mean for campuses? What is NaCEP accreditation? How would campuses like the system office to assist in building concurrent enrollment?
National Research Close to 50% of recent high school graduates require at least one developmental course- adding time and expense on to degree Andrew Carnevale-70% of jobs by 2018 will require some form of a post secondary degree and only 40% of Minnesotans have a degree Jobs for the Future -22% of early college participants in other states earn their associate degree at the same time they graduate for high school Cliff Adelman- benefit of benchmarks of a semesters worth of credits and the relationship to degree attainment
PSEO Concurrent Enrollment Eligible 11 th or 12 th grade students who take college courses generally on campus for dual enrollment purposes Immersion into college expectations Tuition free for students, books covered Transcripted college credit Most often taught by a college faculty member Student eligible to access all college support services Follows the college schedule of courses including withdraw from courses Courses taught on a high school campus by a high school teacher, mentored by college faculty Transcripted college credit- can count as dual enrollment Contractual agreement between college and district Credentialing of high school faculty members may vary MSCF and IFO Allows high performing student to remain on the high school campus and receive a rigorous curriculum High school teachers’ professional development Customized schedule based on the high school needs Benefits and Drawbacks
Eligibility, Guidelines 11 th in the upper 70 th percentile and 12 th graders in the upper 50 th percentile Place “ready” through assessment of course placement measures Developing concurrent enrollment agreement provisions Selecting concurrent enrollment instructors Orienting students to concurrent enrollment
New State Statute and Policy for 9 th and 10 th graders A high school that wishes to have a college or university offer a PSEO concurrent enrollment course to its students, but cannot generate sufficient enrollment to offer that course only to 11 th and 12 th grade students who meet the PSEO eligibility requirements of Part 2, Subpart A, may: 1.Permit 9 th or 10 th grade students who rank in the upper one-tenth of their class or attain a score at or above the 90th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test to enroll in that course; or 2.Request approval for an exception from the president of the college or university to allow non-PSEO students to enroll in that course. The president of the college or university shall approve or deny the request after the appropriate college or university consultation process. In any concurrent enrollment course that enrolls both PSEO and non-PSEO students: PSEO students shall be the majority of the students in the course; and The concurrent enrollment instructor and college or university faculty member shall ensure that all PSEO students are held to college-level course standards.
NaCEP Accreditation Legislative requirement Accredited campuses- Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Riverland Community College, Southwest Minnesota State University Guidelines and standards- http://nacep.org/wp- content/uploads/2010/08/NACEP-Standards-2011- and-Required-Evidence.pdfhttp://nacep.org/wp- content/uploads/2010/08/NACEP-Standards-2011- and-Required-Evidence.pdf
Requesting reimbursement for concurrent enrollment as an approved program of study Subd. 2. Eligibility. A district that offers a concurrent enrollment course according 53.8 to an agreement under section 124D.09, subdivision 10, is eligible to receive aid for the 53.9 costs of providing postsecondary courses at the high school. Beginning in fiscal year 2011, 53.10 districts only are eligible for aid if the college or university concurrent enrollment courses 53.11 offered by the district are accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment 53.12 Partnership, in the process of being accredited, or are shown by clear evidence to be of 53.13 comparable standard to accredited courses, or are technical courses within a recognized 53.14 career and technical education program of study approved by the commissioner of 53.15 education and the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Areas to build on Perkins CTE- Programs of Study tech prep articulations, technical skill attainment College Readiness Programming for Academic Middle Professional Development Legislative Agenda Assessment for College Readiness Existing resources
How can the system office serve this initiative? Areas of Struggle Ideas on What to Do
Contact US Karen Hynick System Director of College Transitions/ FastTRAC Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Karen.Hynick@so.mnscu.edu 651-201-1760