Dual enrollment opportunities are key to increasing college access, completion, and transfer rates for students who are historically underrepresented in college. And for students whose learning was impacted by COVID-19, dual enrollment may be especially key to college success.
Math is central to many programs of study and can pose a barrier to college access, making it an essential area of academic preparation for dual enrollment partnerships to address. That’s why Career Ladders Project and Just Equations partnered to create The Multiplier Effect: Dual Enrollment x Math, a new brief to support partnerships in considering the role of math courses in dual enrollment opportunities that enhance student success.
This brief on dual enrollment highlights key issues in mathematics for partnerships to consider when designing new programs, with a special focus on partnerships in California. We hope this brief helps students meet early gateway requirements and explore future majors and careers through dual enrollment.