ERIC Number: ED468702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Placement Exam Results, 2000-2001.
Kaase, Kristopher J.; Paeplow, Colleen G.
This report presents Advanced Placement (AP) Examination results for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, in comparison with other large school systems, the state of North Carolina, the southern United States, and the entire United States. Participation of WCPSS students in AP testing has increased about 1% annually from approximately 16% in 1997 to approximately 20% in 2001. Participation varies widely by ethnic group, however, and 80% of students enrolled in AP classes are white. Asian students are also over-represented in AP course enrollment. As participation in the AP program has increased for the WCPSS, the percent of students scoring 3 or higher on the AP examinations has decreased slightly, from 80% to 77%. However, the percentage of students scoring 3 or above was significantly higher than results for students in North Carolina, the South, and the United States. WCPSS performance was also higher than a sample of comparable school districts in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia. This suggests that the WCPSS could increase participation rates while still maintaining scores comparable to other districts. (Contains 25 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Schools, Racial Differences, Tables (Data), Test Results
For full text: http://www.wcpss.net/evaluation-research.
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.