The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and State Board of Education (SBE) support and encourage articulation agreements among education partners that are designed to: provide the most effective and efficient route for students to seamlessly transition from secondary to postsecondary education to achieve their individual goals; save time and money for students and their families; create opportunities for students to get credit at high school level for collegiate level work. 

These articulation agreements should include, but may not be limited to, the following:
  • Strong instructor involvement in the articulation agreement development, implementation, and review process;
  • Consistency across course and subject content;
  • Provisions for Tech Prep, lower division transfer and dual credit;
  • Instructors’ meeting the accreditation requirements of the credit granting institution;
  • Annual review, modification and approval of articulation agreements;
  • Clear communications to faculty, students and parents on articulation processes; and
  • Adoption of a proficiency-based course entry system.

Some of Oregon's current accelerated learning programs for which articulation agreements may be developed are known as Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Tech Prep (CTE), College Now, dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, International Baccalaureate, and Expanded Options.  For more on Oregon's Dual Credit Program Standards, see the section on Dual Credit Programs in this Handbook.