Statewide Dual Credit
Key Facts about Statewide Dual Credit (SDC)
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 online challenge exam, which is used to assess mastery of the postsecondary-level learning objectives. Students which 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.
SDC Course Learning Objectives
Statewide Dual Credit Pilot Courses
- American History II (HIST 2020)
- Criminal Justice (CRMJ 1010)
- Introduction to Business (BUSN 1305)
- Introduction to Probability & Statistics (MATH 1530)
- Pre-Calculus (MATH 1730)
- Psychology (PSYC 1030)
- Speech and Communications (COMM 2025)
- World History (HIST 1220)