• Q and A Information from WP Teacher PLC's
  • What are the forms of Accelerated Credit in Oregon?

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    Dual Credit

    In Dual Credit courses, the high school teacher is qualified to act as a proxy faculty member for the college or university when teaching the course. These courses are sufficiently similar to enable the student to be described as “taking a course” from the postsecondary institution. Through ORS 340.310, HECC was charged with developing standards for dual credit​ and other high school based college credit partnership programs. 

    Sponsored Dual Credit

    In Sponsored Dual Credit courses, a high school teacher partners with a sponsoring faculty member at a college or university to offer the course. ​These courses are sufficiently similar to enable the student to be described as “taking a course” from the postsecondary institution. Through ORS 340.310, HECC was charged with developing standards for these sponsored dual credit programs.

    Assessment Based Learning Credit

    In Assessment Based Learning Credit, students do not enroll in a college course but are provided an opportunity to earn college credit by demonstrating they have achieved a course’s learning outcomes. Through ORS 340.310, HECC was charged with developing standards for these assessment based learning credit programs.

    Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs

    Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are offered by high schools across the state. Each year, colleges and universities in Oregon renew the Statewide AP and IB Course Credit Policy for these courses, and the HECC coordinates with Oregon campuses on making and publishing these updates.

    Expanded Options programs

    Expanded Options programs established by school districts provide opportunities for at-risk students to take courses at eligible postsecondary institutions. In 2005, Senate Bill 300 created the Expanded Options program to provide eligible high school students early entry into post-secondary education, with specific provisions and supports for at-risk students.

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  • What type of credit does WOU offer?

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    WOU offers Assessment Based Learning Credits as we do not have set add/drop dates for the course.  To allow the “no risk” option for students we have developed a program that follows Sponsored Dual Credit standards with the exception of the registration and drop dates so that students have flexibility.  Students must still register and participate in the course at the high school to be eligible for credits in this program, which differs from the true definition of ABL so we may ensure a rigorous experience for each student.

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  • What type of credit does OIT offer?

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    OIT offers Sponsored Dual credit.  Students must register and participate in the course at the high school and at the university to be eligible for credits in this program.  The difference between this and traditional Dual Credit, is that the teachers have alternative certification through ongoing professional development.

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