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ERIC Number: EJ947202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment and School-Level Characteristics
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; McGaha-Garnett, Valerie; Burley, Hansel
NASSP Bulletin, v95 n3 p165-174 Sep 2011
The current study examined access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses as a function of these school characteristics (e.g., percentage of ethnic minority and lower socioeconomic status) and then examined AP course enrollment as a function of both access to AP courses and these school characteristics. Using structural equation modeling techniques, results indicated that school characteristics, such as the percentage of students who have minority and/or lower socioeconomic status backgrounds, would appear to be more related to the availability of AP curricula rather than to the number of students who enroll in these courses at a school. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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