The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

John Fink is a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center.

How Many Schools in Your State Shut Out Students From Dual Enrollment or AP?

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This interactive blog post allows you to see what percentage of schools in your state have excluded high school students with disabilities, English language learners, and students by race/ethnicity from college-level coursework.

Make Your Voice Heard for More Actionable, Equity-Focused Dual Enrollment Data

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The Department of Education is considering adjustments to IPEDS to better clarify and capture data on dual enrollment. Comment on the proposal—which would yield data disaggregated by student race/ethnicity and gender—by August 6.

Don’t Blame Students for Institutional Barriers to Equitable Transfer Success

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In this op-ed, John Fink argues that community college transfer pathways are key to improving equity in higher education and outlines four institutional roadblocks that regularly impede transfer student success.

How Equitable Is Access to AP and Dual Enrollment Across States and School Districts?

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This post presents a set of interactive data tools and findings from a CCRC analysis examining racial equity gaps in access to AP and dual enrollment coursework among public high school students during the 2017–18 school year.

Acceleration for All? Mapping Racial Equity in Access to AP and Dual Enrollment

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In a new CCRC working paper, Di Xu, John Fink, and Sabrina Solanki look at participation in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses across the country and how they differ by race and ethnicity. Here, John Fink presents two interactive tools for exploring their findings by district and metro area.