ERIC Number: ED446146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Examination Results in Texas, 1999 and 1998.
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 1998-1999 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 African Americans and especially for Hispanic American students 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 1999, improving steadily since 1995 for AP and 1996 for IB. Performance as measured by the percentage of AP examinations in the 3-5 score range declined from 60.6% in 1996 to 55.0% in 1997, a result partly due to the rapid increase in the number of AP examinees. 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. Appendixes contains summary tables, results by district, and results by district analysis categories. (Contains 37 tables, 5 figures, and 53 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