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ERIC Number: ED505457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 76
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs for Talented Students in American High Schools: A Focus on Science and Mathematics
Callahan, Carolyn M.
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
The Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs have become increasingly prominent service options for gifted and talented secondary students, and are often the primary option in many school systems. This review presents the general historical background, overriding philosophies, procedures, perceived advantages and disadvantages, and a discussion of the growth of the programs, as well as the research on the AP and IB Programs. There is an emphasis on the fit of AP and IB Programs for gifted students seeking advanced study in science and math. As a result of this review, recommendations for parents and educators are provided. Two appendixes are included: (1) Growth of Advanced Placement Programs; and (2) Total Numbers of Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams in Specific Courses. (Contains 1 table.)
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. University of Connecticut, 2131 Hillside Road Unit 3007, Storrs, CT 06269-4676. Tel: 860-486-4676; Fax: 860-486-2900; Web site: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt.html
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
Identifiers - Location: United States