ERIC Number: ED561033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Advanced Placement® Exam-Taking and Performance: Relationships with First-Year Subject Area College Grades. Research Report No. 2011-4
Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science, engineering, natural science, social science, history, English, world language, and art and music. Using cross-classified multilevel modeling for each subject area separately, and controlling for gender, racial or ethnic identity, socioeconomic status and prior academic ability, as average AP Exam score in each subject area increased, expected SGPA increased.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Freshmen, Grades (Scholastic), Achievement Tests, Grade Point Average, Intellectual Disciplines, Mathematics Education, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, History Instruction, English Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Art Education, Music Education, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Scores, Achievement Gains, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Ability, College Entrance Examinations
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)