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ERIC Number: ED529287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-13
Pages: 62
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The 4th Annual AP[R] Report to the Nation
College Board
More than ever before, educators across the United States are enabling a wider and more ethnically diverse proportion of students to achieve success in AP[R]. Significant inequities, however, which jeopardize traditionally underserved students' chances at college success, remain. This "Report" uses a combination of state, national, and AP Program data to provide each U.S. state with context it can use to celebrate its successes, understand its unique challenges, and set meaningful and data-driven goals to prepare more students for success in college. Part I of the "Report" situates each state's AP participation and performance data within the context of its population and racial/ethnic demographics. Because one of the chief purposes of Part I is to provide state departments of education with new data to gauge success and identify current challenges in providing equitable educational opportunity (and because current, reliable racial/ethnic demographic data for nonpublic schools are not available for all states), the data in Part I represent public schools only. Part I summarizes the AP experiences the graduating class of 2007 had throughout high school, and, thus, includes the AP exams taken not just in the 2006-07 academic year, but throughout these students' secondary school years. Part II only focuses on the AP Exams taken by students during the most recent AP Exam administration, May 2007, as a way of showing for 2007 the total number of students participating in each of the AP subject areas. Part II of the "Report" uses 2007 AP Exam data from all schools participating in AP globally, public and nonpublic, to provide overall participation and performance information for each AP subject. Appended are: (1) AP Data at a Glance; (2) AP Exams Taken in U.S. Public Schools by the Class of 2007; (3) Raw Numbers for Table 1: U.S. Public Schools; and (4) Changes in Equity and Excellence Gaps from 2002 to 2007. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)