ERIC Number: ED322613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Advanced Placement Programs in Public and Private Schools: Characteristics of Schools and Program Offerings, 1984-86. Survey Report.
Hammer, Charles H.
Data on public and private secondary schools that offer advanced placement programs--that is, courses for which college credit is awarded--are provided in this survey report. information on school characteristics and the nature of the program offerings (information not included in College Entrance Examination Board publications) was collected by means of two surveys. The 1985 Public School Survey obtained responses from 8,568 teachers and 2,301 administrators from an initial sample of 2,801 schools, with an 85 percent school response rate and an 80 percent teacher response rate. The 1985-86 National Survey of Private Schools obtained responses from 5,295 teachers and 1,175 administrators in 1,387 private schoosl, with an 85 percent school response rate and a 76 percent teacher response rate. Data were collected on school characteristics, such as teacher/student ratio, school size, minority enrollment percentage, and percentage of high school graduate college applicants. Other variables included public school district size, census region, and enrollment in various courses of study. A comparison of public and private schools examined the relationships between school characteristics and the percentage of schools offering advanced placement programs, the average number of subject areas covered, and the percentage of schools offering such programs in each of the subject areas. Appendices include extensive supporting statistical tables and the survey questionnaires. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Students, Census Figures, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Enrollment, Geographic Distribution, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups, Private Schools, Public Schools, Racial Composition, School Demography, School District Size, School Statistics, School Surveys, Teacher Student Ratio
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Data Series: SP-PUPR-85-2.2.