The Mixed Methods Blog

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

“Waiving” Goodbye to Placement Tests for Dual Enrollment in Ohio


Ohio waived testing-based eligibility requirements for some dual enrollment students by introducing the Innovative Program (IP) policy in 2017. A new CCRC working paper examines how the state policy was implemented and whether it resulted in expanded access and improved outcomes for Black and Hispanic students.

New Report Guides States and Systems on Supporting Practitioner Efforts to Strengthen Dual Enrollment


In a new report, CCRC and CHSA provide state leaders with recommendations for improving dual enrollment programming in ways that support practitioners’ efforts. The recommendations are organized into three areas: expanding access, strengthening on-ramps to postsecondary pathways, and building and sustaining strong partnerships. 

Introducing DEEP: A Research-Based Framework for Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment


A new approach to dual enrollment encourages community colleges to partner with middle and high schools to motivate and prepare underserved students to pursue a postsecondary degree in a field of interest directly after high school.

Inside CCRC: Aurely Garcia Tulloch on the Dual Enrollment Experience, Youth, and Increasing Access to Higher Education


Aurely Garcia Tulloch reflects on how family, her passion for higher education, and her own experiences as a former dual enrollment student led her to her current research, which centers students and the dual enrollment experience.

Stealth Transfer: How Former Dual Enrollment Students Are Disrupting Postsecondary Education for the Better


Dual enrollment students, or "stealth transfer students," and their pathway are becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Aurely Garcia Tulloch explains the issues this raises for both two- and four-year institutions and how the transfer pathway could be better leveraged for increasing college access and equity in a new blog post originally published by Inside Higher Ed.