ERIC Number: ED482273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Progress in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate in SREB States. College Readiness Series.
This study examined the progress member states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) are making toward leading the nation in enrollment and pass rates for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. SREB states lead the country in the percentage of public schools that offer the AP program, 74%, compared with 65% nationally. Nearly half of the schools nationwide that offer IB courses are in SREB states. In SREB states the number of students who take AP exams has more than doubled since 1992. More minority students are taking AP courses in SREB states than before, and the numbers of minority and majority students taking IB courses in SREB states has increased. As more students take AP courses, the passing rates typically decrease. This has been the case in SREB states as well, but more than one-third of white students, one-third of Hispanic students, and one-half of black students who passed AP courses nationwide lived in SREB states. The history of AP and IB programs in the SREB states is traced. (Contains 11 tables and 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.