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This report analyzes the outcomes of the Running Start Program, part of Washington State's 1990 "Learning by Choice Law," which was designed to expand educational options for high school students. The program allowed high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes at the state's community and technical colleges and earn credit concurrently in both college and high school. The report finds that the grade point average (GPA) for Running Start students is comparable to two-year college students. The average GPA for Running Start students after transfer to the University of Washington was 3.13. The demographic statistics for Running Start for fall 2001 are as follows: (1) 58% were female; (2) over 18% were ethnic minorities; (3) average credit load was 11-12 credits per quarter, while many students took a 5-credit course and the balance of classes at their high schools; (4) 2% were students with disabilities; (5) 42% of the students worked part time, while 1% worked full time; and (6) 87% of the students were enrolled in academic transfer courses. (NB)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Educational Innovation, Educational Opportunities, High School Students, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Nontraditional Education, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform

Autor: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Education Div.


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