ERIC Number: ED499915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Update on Advanced Placement. Policy Matters: A Monthly Higher Education Policy Brief
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers a promising strategy for promoting college success--one that will be most effective when students are prepared for rigorous coursework and when that coursework meets high standards. As Advanced Placement coursework emerges as an instrument of public policy, educators and policymakers need to understand the facts, to set realistic expectations, and to engage in activities that promote positive outcomes. This publication reviews some of the facts and trends related to the AP program. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Public Policy, College Credits, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Curriculum, College Bound Students, Equivalency Tests, High School Students, Low Income Groups, Disproportionate Representation, Higher Education, Faculty
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States