Health Science Pathways Pipeline Analysis Project

The Health Science Pathways Project describes the population of Illinois students participating in the Health Science pathway pipeline from high school into community college. Led by a Northern Illinois University team, the project uses state-level technical infrastructure to link individual-level data from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Community College Board. This integrated dataset establishes unduplicated counts of students enrolling in Illinois high school health science career and technical education courses and Illinois community college degree programs in health science. This brief provides selected project findings for a cohort of health science pathway students transitioning from high school to community college and a second cohort of students enrolling in a community college health science program.

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Student Insights into Postsecondary CBE

Students in the CBE Welding Technology Program at Lewis and Clark Community College, a frontrunner in competency-based education, provided valuable insights into the value of a CBE framework and how to help students be successful.

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