ERIC Number: ED434166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Students Who Took Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The number of students per 1,000 12th graders who participated in Advanced Placement (AP) examinations shows the level of importance that students, schools, and colleges place on the AP program and how that importance has changed over time. Between 1984 and 1997, the number of students who took AP examinations increased dramatically, from 50 to 131 students per 1,000 12th graders. By 1997, more females than males (145 per 1,000 compared with 117 per 1,000) took the AP examinations. Whites were more likely than Blacks or Hispanics to take AP examinations except in the area of foreign languages. Two tables and two figures provide information about the students who took AP examinations and the examinations they chose. The highest participation was for social studies examinations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, High School Seniors, High Schools, Participation, Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)