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Acceleration Programs in Minnesota: Characteristics and College Pathways of Students Who Participate

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Central Time

Illinois Education Research Council Annual Symposium
Naperville, IL


Acceleration programs are academically challenging courses in which high school students can simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Despite the widespread use of these programs, little information exists on the types of students and schools that access these programs and participants’ postsecondary pathways, such as whether and where they enroll in college. REL Midwest conducted a study that provides a broad description of acceleration programs in Minnesota. Results and implications were shared.

Partnership: Midwest College and Career Success Research Alliance (2012–17 REL Midwest contract)


Elisabeth (Lyzz) Davis, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest