Statewide Articulation Agreements between High Schools and Community College Career and Technical Programs

Stephanie B. King, Debra West
2009 Community College Journal of Research and Practice  
Recent legislation requires increased linkages between all levels of educational institutions. Articulation agreements are critical to ensure a smooth transition for students, and statewide agreements afford students more options for continuing their education. High school and community college instructors were brought together in a statewide meeting to review curricula and determine community college courses for which high-school-program-completers meeting certain criteria, including a
more » ... including a specified score on the statewide occupation-specific assessment, could receive credit. Thirty-three high school programs were selected for statewide articulation agreements, with at least one community college program allowing articulation with approximately 50 community college courses. A major purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 is to strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education. Many states are developing We thank the staff at our institutions for contributing their ideas and assisting us in conducting the meeting; the deans, instructors, and state staff who attended the meeting and developed the agreements; and the administrators and faculty who reviewed the agreements prior to their approval.
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