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Holmes, Maria Alexander – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze ethnic and gender differences in Advanced Placement (AP) exam performance of U.S. high school students. Specifically, the extent to which differences exist in overall AP exam performance scores within and between four ethnic groups (i.e., Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White) was investigated. Within…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
Griffen, Ron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Underrepresented high school students must be effectively prepared for postsecondary education. Ensuring that all students graduate from high school college-ready is requiring educators to rethink traditional programming in an attempt to better meet the needs of all students. Therefore, the utilization of college preparation programs such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Improvement Programs, Demonstration Centers, Disproportionate Representation
Koch, Bevan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: One purpose of this study was to analyze the overall AP exam performance of Hispanic students of Mexican origin from California, Texas, and Arizona. A second purpose was to conduct a comparison of Hispanic student exam scores from California, Texas, and Arizona on mathematics and English exams. Specifically, the performance of Hispanic…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Scores
Fnu, Mihir – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The study investigates the relationship between ethnicity and performance in selected AP courses for years 2001, 2005, and 2010. Data was collected from College Board annual reports for all 51 states and for subject groups Mathematics, Sciences, and Languages. Results show the evidence that there is significant achievement gaps among male and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Advanced Placement Programs, Courses
Glaude-Bolte, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Educators seek to guide students through appropriate programs and courses that prepare them for future success, in more advanced coursework and in other challenges of life. Some middle schools offer Challenge, or honors, courses for students who have demonstrated high ability. High schools often offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, Middle School Students, Honors Curriculum