ERIC Number: ED337901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Progress toward Excellence in Education: The Advanced Placement Program in SREB States.
Burke, Jennifer D.
Regional Spotlight, Oct 1989
Outcomes of an Advanced Placement Program that has been implemented in 15 southern states to improve student achievement are examined in this report. The program gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses for college credit, dependent upon passing the Advanced Placement Examination. Following a description of the program and its growth throughout the region, state initiatives that have contributed to its success are described. Analysis of 1988 Advanced Placement Examination scores indicates that three states surpassed the national average, three states surpassed the regional average, and the numbers of minority students passing the examination increased significantly. Steady regional growth of the program suggests that public schools are making measurable progress in improving academic achievement. Three tables and one figure are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College Bound Students, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.