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ERIC Number: EJ919555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Is Increased Access Enough? Advanced Placement Courses, Quality, and Success in Low-Income Urban Schools
Hallett, Ronald E.; Venegas, Kristan M.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n3 p468-487 Jul 2011
This article combines descriptive statistics and interviews with college-bound high school students to explore the connection between increased access and academic quality of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in low-income urban high schools. Results suggest that although moderately more opportunities to take AP courses exist than in previous years, students' sense of their own preparation and their resultant performance on AP exams do not indicate quality or appropriate preparation for college. The article is guided by a "funds of knowledge" framework, which emphasizes the value of instrumental and content aptitudes in preparation for college success. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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