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ERIC Number: ED536499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 166
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-3812-8
Relationship between Ethnicity and Performance in AP Courses: Results from a Longitudinal Study Examining Years 2001, 2005 and 2010
Fnu, Mihir
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Southeastern Louisiana University
The study investigates the relationship between ethnicity and performance in selected AP courses for years 2001, 2005, and 2010. Data was collected from College Board annual reports for all 51 states and for subject groups Mathematics, Sciences, and Languages. Results show the evidence that there is significant achievement gaps among male and female students. In addition, AP selection and performance among different ethnic groups found to be skewed between majorities and minorities. Whereas Asians are found to be performing at higher success rates, Hispanics and Blacks showed slower but consistent achievement rate. Whites on the other hand, reported a decreasing AP selection and performance scores. Although the volume of students across all ethnic groups is increasing with every reporting year, the overall achievement scores are not increasing. The achievement gap among different ethnic groups, in both selection and performance of AP courses, is found to be significant. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)