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ERIC Number: EJ1088753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The AP Lever for Boosting Access, Success, and Equity
Roegman, Rachel; Hatch, Thomas
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n5 p20-25 Feb 2016
Four New Jersey school districts worked together to increase student achievement by applying a number of strategies focused on getting traditionally underrepresented students to take more AP courses. The districts are members of the New Jersey Network of Superintendents (NJNS), comprising 15 superintendents who work together to develop systemwide approaches to educational equity. Contrary to some parents' expectations, placing more students into AP courses did not result in their being watered down nor in test score declines overall. All four districts reported success in increasing access without significantly affecting average scores. Nonetheless, challenges persist, including ensuring access to AP classes is and continues to be equitable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)
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