Statewide Dual Credit Courses and Descriptions
Statewide dual credit classes are college-level courses taught at the high-school level by trained high-school teachers. Course learning objectives are developed by Tennessee high school and college faculty in order to ensure alignment with post-secondary standards. All statewide dual credit courses are approved by the Consortium for Cooperative Innovative Education before they can be offered as a part of the state’s current pilot program (see Public Chapter 967 for more information).
All students enrolled in a statewide dual credit course take the free, online challenge exam, which is used to assess mastery of the postsecondary-level learning objectives. Students who meet or exceed the exam ‘cut score’ receive college credit that can be applied to any Tennessee public postsecondary institution. Exam scores are reported on the high school transcript to ensure postsecondary credit is accurately awarded but are not used in any state accountability measures.
High schools may offer these courses at principal’s discretion. Each school must complete an annual MOU to be approved to offer these courses.
Each of these courses qualifies as an EPSO upon a student's successful completion of the course and attempt of the challenge exam.
Weighted grades will be awarded in accordance to Board Policy 4.600.