ERIC Number: ED561029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Low-SES Students and College Outcomes: The Role of AP® Fee Reductions. Research Report No. 2011-9
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Mattern, Krista D.
The College Board offers fee reductions to students based on eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch in an attempt to introduce the benefits of AP® Exam participation to students most at risk in the education system. This report examined college outcomes of low-SES students with a focused investigation comparing students who took an AP Exam and received a fee reduction to students who took no AP Exams. Students were classified as low-SES if they reported that their annual household income was $30,000 or less. The results indicated that students who completed an AP Exam using a College Board--issued fee reduction had higher four-year college-going rates, retention rates, and first-year grade point average (FYGPA) than did their non-AP peers. Additionally, these results held generally even when the data were disaggregated by demographic variables (gender, ethnicity, parental income, or parental education) or by academic variables (high school GPA or SAT® score).
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Advanced Placement, Fees, Student Financial Aid, At Risk Students, Screening Tests, College Students, College Attendance, Academic Persistence, Grade Point Average, Student Characteristics, High School Students, Scores, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Two Year Colleges, Enrollment Rate
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)