ERIC Number: ED457227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Placement Exams 1999-2000: Results for WCPSS and EBN Districts.
Lindblad, Mark; Tyler, Doris
This report examined Advanced Placement (AP) test results for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and a group of comparable districts that participate in the Educational Benchmarking Network (EBN). Students in WCPSS showed higher performance on AP examinations than students in North Carolina, the South, and all test-takers worldwide. Since 1996-1997, the number of examinations given to WCPSS students has increased 27%, from 2,785 to 3,806. Over the same time period, performance has decreased 2.3%, from an average score of 3.42 to 3.38. In 1999-2000, 150 more females than males took AP examinations, but the performance of males was higher. Both gender gaps narrowed slightly in the past 2 years. Black students were under-represented by 20% in taking AP examinations. Black students represent 24% of all WCPSS juniors and seniors, but only 4% took an AP examination. On each AP examination, several reporting EBN districts scored higher than scores for all U.S. public schools. All EBN districts performed higher for the English Language and Composition Examination than for other AP examinations. WCPSS showed strong performance relative to other EBN systems. (Contains 30 figures and 5 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.