• Research, Reports & Conferences
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  • Research, Reports & Conferences
  • Helping Students Succeed

  • Research, Reports & Conferences
Provincial Conference Presentations

Below are links to power point presentations given at provincial conferences including OSCA, OCEA and CESBA. These presentations may be of interest to RPT members, board and college administrators, dual credit teachers and others who work with dual credit students.

View the latest presentations:

Leaders of Experiential Learning Webinar (March 2019)

OCEA (October 2018)
- Introduction to Dual Credits
- Adult Dual Credits and After ADC
- Dual Credits: An Update for Administrators

Stepping Stones Forum (October 2018)
- Introduction to Dual Credits

Dual Credit Data-at-a-Glance

The Ministry of Education prepares a brief annual overview of the Dual Credit program data which clearly highlights the successes of the students in the program.

After Adult Dual Credits (ADC)

Summaries of the Semester 1 2018-19 After ADC reports submitted by Regional Planning Teams are available below. You will see that the report draws heavily on the feedback received from the college advisors who work with our adult dual credit students. Their suggestions, candor and insights from the field are particularly noteworthy.

After School Within a College (SWAC)

Available below are the Semester 1 2018-19 After SWAC report summaries submitted by Regional Planning Teams. You will see that the report draws heavily on the anecdotal feedback received from the college advisors who work with our SWAC students. Their suggestions, candor and insights from the field are particularly noteworthy.

SCWI Opportunities for Indigenous Students

Online workshops for district school board indigenous education leads, Indigenous Support and Engagement staff, college indigenous centre staff and Regional Planning Team members were held in April 2019. Below you will find the Background Information, the webinar power point, and the follow-up conversation power point which includes the poll results.

Pathways to Apprenticeships: how can dual credits and School-College-Work Initiative Activities and Forums help?

Unlike applying to college or university which has specific processes, entrance requirements and deadlines, helping students interested in becoming journey persons can be complicated. Likely even more difficult is helping at risk students who have no career goal consider if an apprenticeship is right for them. Online workshops designed for new Regional Planning Team members, OYAP coordinators, guidance counsellors and experiential education coordinators were held in April and May 2019. Below you will find the Background information, the power points and resources shared during these sessions, along with the responses from participants.

Making the Connection: Growing Collegiality and Collaboration Between K–12 and PSE Educators

Conference Board of Canada, March 2018, by Elizabeth Martin.

Elizabeth Martin's research focuses on the need to improve the connectivity between Kindergarten to grade 12 education and postsecondary education in order to help students better transition into postsecondary education. In her article, Ms Martin highlights the impact of team-taught dual credits focusing on two educators in the Durham Region. This article also provides useful insights into the strengths and benefits of partnerships between secondary and postsecondary educators. Suggestions around professional development may be of interest to those planning dual credit teacher/faculty forums.

Available for download from the Conference Board of Canada's website:

School Within a College:  Supporting Transitions from Secondary School to Higher Education

A recent Conference Board of Canada study honours SCWI success - April 2016, by Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin 's research illuminates the many ways in which Ontario is improving transition rates for students from high school to post-secondary. She recommends its adoption in other provinces, and in general, encourages the sharing of best practices among provinces to create and sustain pathways to student success. Follow the link below to this fascinating research: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=7765

Higher Education for Disengagers: New Zealand’s Tertiary High School

A recent Conference Board of Canada study honours SCWI success - March 2016, by Elizabeth Martin

This second document outlines similar programs and opportunities being developed throughout New Zealand. It's Four Step approach - identification, integration, one-on-one support, and academic and vocational learning to keep all learnings realistic, relevant, and career-focused mirrors much of what is done in Ontario, but with enough differences to provide interesting reading for all. Check it out at: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=7822

Dual Credit Student Data Report 2013/2014 School Year

The attached series of infographics will warm your coldest winter day. It is sometimes said that the work we do can be difficult to measure and honour. Here is graphic proof of the steady and incremental success that hard work,creativity and innovation at all levels of the dual credit initiative have created for our most needy and deserving students . It is is a powerful and visual testament to the pathways we create daily to support progress, dignity,success for at-risk young people.

A Research Update from Search Institute (September 2014)

Both researchers and practitioners have long embraced the idea that interaction with caring adults is central to young people’s development. New research being conducting at the Search Institute confirms that conviction, but we are also finding that both caring and adults are necessary but not sufficient strands in the broader web of relationships that kids need to succeed. In addition to expressing care, young people also need people in their lives who challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities. And while relationships with adults can do all of those things in powerful and positive ways, so can close connections with friends, siblings, and other peers.

Don’t Call Them Drop Outs: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School Before Graduation (May 20, 2014)

This report from America’s Promise Alliance and its Center for Promise at Tufts University with support from Target examines the reasons young people in sixteen American cities left school, the reasons they re-engaged in their educations, and the supports that helped them succeed. The research included over 200 interviews and 3,000 surveys, and captures these young people’s voices. The website also includes very powerful videos on the barriers some youth overcome in order to complete their education.

Gateway to College: Lessons from Implementing a Rigorous Academic Program for At-Risk Young People (September 2015)

Gateway to College, an American program similar to our SWAC program, provides a comprehensive alternative education program in which students work toward earning their high school diplomas while simultaneously earning credits toward an associate’s degree or postsecondary certificate. It provides struggling students with opportunities often reserved for the highest achievers, in the belief that high expectations and the right support can help more students to complete high school and transition to college. This report provides an in-depth account of the Gateway to College model and defines the youth population the program serves. The report also describes the implementation of the Gateway to College model at three sites, assesses the extent to which it is implemented as designed, and draws lessons for other Gateway to College sites. These lessons may have applications to our SWAC programs.

Special Report: Don't Quit on Me

What young people who left school say about the power of relationships.

 This report offers new insights about how support from adults and peers can help to close the remaining gaps between those who graduate from high school on time and those who don’t.

See: http://bccat.ca/research/projects/dualcredit

Dual Credit Student Data Report 2012/2013 School Year

A report based on the data provided by the Regional Planning Teams for the 2012/2013 school year.

Dual Credit Student Data Report 2011/2012 School Year

A report based on the data provided by the Regional Planning Teams for the 2011/2012 school year.

Dual Credit Student Data Report 2010/2011 School Year

A report based on the data provided by the Regional Planning Teams for the 2010/2011 school year.

Dual Credit Student Data Report 2009/2010 School Year

A report based on the data provided by the Regional Planning Teams for the 2009/2010 school year.

Report on the Analytical Review of Phase 9 SCWI Pilot B - Dual Credit/Dual Program 2005-2006

During 2005-2006 projects were developed to provide dual credits and dual programming for secondary students through a partnership of secondary schools and colleges. These projects called "Pilot B"

The purpose of this review was to support development of Phase 10 projects, to profile best practices and to identify solutions for province wide implementation.

Dual Credit: Secondary to Post-Secondary Transitions

To improve secondary to post-secondary transitions British Columbia British Columbia along with secondary and post-secondary institutions has adopted a number of strategies intended to aid in successful student transition from one system to another. This paper looks at the policy and practice of dual credit.

The report surveys the academic literature on dual credit, examines current practices in North America by type and offers some directions to consider.

See: http://bccat.ca/research/projects/dualcredit

"The Dual Credit Journey“: chronicles SCWI Dual Credits at St Lawrence College

In April 2013, Jill Dennis-Raycroft published the results of her comprehensive research study chronicling the success of Dual Credit students at St. Lawrence College. SCWI was launched there in 2006, for 13 students. With your hard work, and the support of the Ministry, you know what has happened since that year! Her survey chronicles key findings and successes of the program. Take time to read and enjoy the data that proves the success of this program at St Lawrence and everywhere in Ontario!

Community College Research Centre

CCRC is a leading US independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States. They conduct research on the issues affecting community colleges and work with colleges and states to improve student success and institutional performance.

School Within a College (SWAC) Study - April 2011

A report based on a survey of SWAC students in the second semester.