ERIC Number: ED446145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Examination Results in Texas, 1996-97.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
The participation and performance of 11th and 12th grade Texas public school district students in the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation courses and examinations during the 1996-1997 school year were investigated. The number of students taking the AP and IB examinations was higher than in previous years, as was the number of schools with AP examinees. Participation rates for Hispanics and African Americans continued to climb, but still lagged behind those for Whites and Asian Americans. The rate for females continued rising faster than that for males. Performance, as measured by the number of AP examinations in the 3-5 score range and number of IB examinations in the 4-7 range was highest in 1997, improving steadily since 1995. Performance as measured by the percentage of AP examinations in the 3-5 score range declined from 60.6% in 1996 to 58.7% in 1997, a result partly due to the rapid increase in the number of AP examinees. Asian American, Native American, and White students continued to outscore African Americans and Hispanic Americans on AP and IB examinations. Comparisons of AP results to other states and the nation were also drawn for all Texas public and nonpublic school students. The dramatic increase in state funding for the Texas AP/IB Incentive Program in the 1000-1001 biennium, as well as finding available through federal and local incentive programs, should provide many necessary supports for substantially increasing the number of Texas high school students taking AP and IB courses and examinations. Appendixes contains summary tables, results by district, and results by district analysis categories. (Contains 24 tables, 3 figures, and 55 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Schools, International Baccalaureate, Participation, Racial Differences, Scores, Test Results
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($7.50). Tel: 512-463-9455; Web site: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/gted/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Texas