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Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The continuing emphasis by Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) on rigorous course taking resulted in MCPS students taking a record-setting 33,662 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2014. Additionally, the percentage of AP exams taken by MCPS students who attained scores of 3 or higher (73.9 percent) was 13.0 and 16.7 percentage points…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Equivalency Tests, High School Students, Public Schools
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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
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
Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
This memorandum provides data on the participation and performance of Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken by students in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) in the 2012-2013 school year as compared with those by public school students in Maryland and the nation. Generally, the number of AP exams taken by MCPS students in 2013…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Equivalency Tests, High School Students, Public Schools
College Board, 2012
In classrooms around the country, AP (Advanced Placement) teachers are preparing students for tomorrow by teaching them how to think and learn today. AP students learn to construct solid arguments, test theories, and see many sides of an issue--the kind of thinking that solves tough problems both in and outside the classroom, in college and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Graduation, State Departments of Education
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
College Board, 2011
This report shows how well educators across the United States have increased access to the types of rich academic experiences that prepare students for success in college. By combining national, state and AP (Advanced Placement) data, this report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Graduation, State Departments of Education
College Board, 2010
Educators across the United States continue to enable a wider and more ethnically diverse proportion of students to achieve success in AP[R]. Significant inequities remain, however, which can result in traditionally underserved students not receiving the type of AP (Advanced Placement) opportunities that can best prepare them for college success.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Graduation, State Departments of Education