ERIC Number: ED561042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
An Analysis of Advanced Placement (AP®) Examinations in Economics and Comparative Government and Politics. Research Report No. 2001-4. ETS RR-01-17
Breland, Hunter M.; Oltman, Philip K.
Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Examinations in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Comparative Government and Politics were studied to examine college course performance and gender differences. It was concluded that students who had received college credit for AP performed as well or better in higher-level college courses in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics than students who had not taken AP courses. Gender differences in performance were observed in all three examinations, but the greatest gender differences, favoring male students, were observed for Comparative Government and Politics. A survey of instructors of Comparative Government and Politics indicated that only a small percentage of instructors had observed gender differences in performance in their courses, however. The following are appended: (1) National Survey of College Faculty: Questionnaire for Instructors of Comparative Government and Politics, 2000; (2) Open-Ended Comments Obtained in the Survey; and (3) Descriptions of Advanced Placement Courses and Exams in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Comparative Government and Politics.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Standardized Tests, Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Politics, College Faculty, Questionnaires, National Surveys, Government (Administrative Body), Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Course Content
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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