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ERIC Number: EJ893892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Assessment of Advanced Placement Participation and University Academic Success in the First Semester: Controlling for Selected High School Academic Abilities
Scott, Timothy P.; Tolson, Homer; Lee, Yi-Hsuan
Journal of College Admission, n208 p26-30 Sum 2010
The College Board Advanced Placement Program allows high school students to take college-level courses and if an appropriate score on an exam is received, college credit is earned. While the program has had its detractors (access in rural and inner-city schools, lack of diversity, pre-selection of talented students, poor articulation with actual college course work, etc.), it has had tremendous growth throughout the country. In this study, pre-college criteria, high school rank and SAT score were used to categorize students. Therefore, students with similar abilities could be compared, with the only difference being earned advanced placement credit. Regardless of ethnicity, gender, class rank or SAT score, students with advanced placement earned higher first semester college GPAs than their counterparts with similar high school academic characteristics, but who lacked advanced placement credit. (Contains 6 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)