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Jones, Mark C.; Luna, Marcos – Journal of Geography, 2019
The formal opportunity to learn geography in the United States is unevenly distributed across space, creating possible geography deserts. Data on the number of exams taken in Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) and bachelor's degrees earned in geography are mapped at the state and regional scales. Normalized rates are ranked and grouped into…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Access to Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Bachelors Degrees
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Parker, Walter C.; Valencia, Sheila W.; Lo, Jane C. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Is in-depth political┬álearning possible in college-preparatory courses known for curricular breadth at an accelerated pace plus a high-stakes exam? A multidisciplinary research team conducted design-based implementation research (DBIR) for seven years across three school systems for the purpose of achieving deeper learning in an 'advanced' high…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Political Science, Advanced Placement Programs, College Preparation
Roegman, Rachel; Hatch, Thomas – Phi Delta Kappan, 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…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, Advanced Placement Programs, Equal Education
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Lanegran, David A.; Zeigler, Donald J. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Over the past fifteen years, AP Human Geography has grown in numbers and spread to almost every state. This article synopsizes the early history of the subject, summarizes the course and the exam, highlights positive impacts on the discipline of geography, and focuses on the following three issues: teachers who come to the course having majored in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational History
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Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan; Howell, Jessica S. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2015
Using a rich data set of all SAT test takers from the 2004 through 2008 high school graduation cohorts, we investigate the impact of state-specific school age-of-entry laws on students' pathways into and through college. We document that these laws do not impact the probability that a student takes the SAT; however, we find strong evidence that…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, School Law, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
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Judson, Eugene; Hobson, Angela – American Secondary Education, 2015
This exploratory study examined and compared overall trends in growth and student achievement of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Using data from the past two decades, analyses indicated there has been steady and extensive growth of AP participation, particularly among underclassmen and some minority groups. However, overall achievement, as…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, High School Students, Trend Analysis
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Davis, Carolyn A. McBride; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W.; Barnes, Wally – Journal of Negro Education, 2015
In this investigation, the authors analyzed the cost effectiveness of receiving passing scores for Black students on Advanced Placement exams in three states (Texas, New York, and Florida) for a 16-year period (e.g., 1997 through 2012). College Board data were downloaded and analyzed for all Advanced Placement exams for Black students in these…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Incentives, Cost Effectiveness
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Cisneros, Jesus; Holloway-Libell, Jessica; Gomez, Laura M.; Corley, Kathleen M.; Powers, Jeanne M. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2014
Participation in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and AP test-taking are widely viewed as indicators of students' college readiness. We analyzed enrollment in AP courses and AP test outcomes in Arizona to document disparities in students' access to rigorous curricula in high school and outline some implications of these patterns for education…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Access to Education, Enrollment, Test Results
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Kaliski, Pamela K.; Wind, Stefanie A.; Engelhard, George, Jr.; Morgan, Deanna L.; Plake, Barbara S.; Reshetar, Rosemary A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
The many-faceted Rasch (MFR) model has been used to evaluate the quality of ratings on constructed response assessments; however, it can also be used to evaluate the quality of judgments from panel-based standard setting procedures. The current study illustrates the use of the MFR model for examining the quality of ratings obtained from a standard…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Standard Setting (Scoring), Science Tests
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Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica P.; Mattern, Krista D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
The current study evaluated the relationship between various operationalizations of the Advanced Placement[R] (AP) exam and course information with first-year grade point average (FYGPA) in college to better understand the role of AP in college admission decisions. In particular, the incremental validity of the different AP variables, above…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, College Admission
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Jacobbe, Tim; Hartlaub, Bradley A.; Whitaker, Douglas – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
This study explores the Advanced Placement┬« Statistics reading as a source of professional development for teachers. The study was conducted to capture the motivation for and benefits from attending the collective grading. Research has shown that examining student work during professional development has implications for teaching. The premise of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Statistics, Faculty Development, Teacher Motivation
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Perrett, Jamis J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2012
This article demonstrates how textbooks differ in their description of the term "experimental unit". Advanced Placement Statistics teachers and students are often limited in their statistical knowledge by the information presented in their classroom textbook. Definitions and descriptions differ among textbooks as well as among different…
Descriptors: Statistics, Advanced Placement Programs, Textbooks, Mathematics Instruction
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DeRose, Diego S.; Clement, Russell W. – ERS Spectrum, 2011
Broward County Public Schools' Research Services department uses logistic regression analysis to compute an indicator to predict student enrollment in advanced high school courses, for students entering ninth grade for the first time. This prediction indicator, along with other student characteristics, supports high school guidance staffs in…
Descriptors: Identification, Prediction, Enrollment, Public Schools
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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A. – English Journal, 2011
In the May 2009 issue of "English Journal", we reported on our analysis of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress to provide a first look at changes in the teaching of writing over the past 30 years. In this article, we provide a more detailed look, drawing on data collected from visits to 260 English, math, social…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Interviews, National Surveys
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Moore, George; Slate, John R. – American Secondary Education, 2010
Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and performance on Advanced Placement examinations for American Indians in the U.S. for 2007 was analyzed. Scores on AP examinations, overall and then for five AP courses, were compared to the AP examination scores of White students. In every case, American Indians had AP examination scores that were…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, American Indians, High School Students, Scores