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ERIC Number: ED561029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
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.
College Board
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).
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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