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ERIC Number: ED561051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-11
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
AP® Use in Admissions: A Response to Geiser and Santelices
College Board
In their 2004 paper "The role of Advanced Placement and honors courses in college admissions," (see ED492533) Saul Geiser and Veronica Santelices of the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the use of Advanced Placement Program (AP) and honors courses as a criterion for admission at the University of California system and suggested that the policy for awarding bonus points to such courses "has little, if any, validity with respect to prediction of college outcomes" (p.24). They found that the number of AP or honors courses taken is not a statistically significant predictor of college outcomes, while performance on AP Examinations is strongly related to college performance. This is the College Board's response to the Geiser and Santelices paper.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Location: California