Behind the Headline: ‘Transitional’ Courses Catch On as College-Prep Strategy
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‘Transitional’ Courses Catch On as College-Prep Strategy
2/19/14 | Education Week
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High school students who are on track to graduate and enroll in college but who are not prepared for college-level work have a new option in several states and districts: “transitional” courses that they take while still in high school. As described by Caralee Adams in Ed Week, students take these courses (which are sometimes online tutorials or hybrid instruction) “during the school day, usually for high school credit with the goal of entering credit-bearing college courses upon matriculation.”
A recent Ed Next forum looked at whether federal financial aid should be used to help disadvantaged students enroll in college if those students are not prepared to handle college-level work.