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Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Hemelt, Steven W.; Lenard, Matthew A.; Paeplow, Colleen G. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
Modern career academies aim to prepare students for college and the labor market. This paper examines the profile of students entering such academies in one school district and estimates causal effects of participation in one of the district's well-regarded academies on a range of high school and college outcomes. Using rich administrative data…
Descriptors: Career Academies, High Schools, High School Students, Profiles
Ewing, Maureen; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2017
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP Exam based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel, & Ewing, 2014a). For most…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations
Mokher, Christine G.; Lee, Steve; Sun, Christopher – CNA Corporation, 2016
In Fall 2010, the Niswonger Foundation received a five-year validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to create the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium of 29 high schools and five colleges. This report evaluates the Consortium's impact on student outcomes during each of the four years of program…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Consortia, High Schools
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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
Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2015
Beginning in 2006, Maryland has led the nation as the state with the highest percentage of graduates who earned one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores of 3 or higher. Students in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2014 continued to outperform students in the state of Maryland on AP examinations based on AP…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Equivalency Tests, High School Graduates
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Patterson, Brian F.; Di Giacomo, F. Tony – College Board, 2015
Educators are increasingly focused on ensuring that students experience a rigorous curriculum in high school and graduate college and career ready. One way of introducing rigorous course work is to have students take college-level work, often in the form of either an AP® course and exam or a dual enrollment course. This study compared the outcomes…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
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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
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
Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
Beginning in 2006, Maryland has led the nation as the state with the highest percentage of graduates who earned one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores of 3 or higher. Students in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2013 continued to outperform students in the state of Maryland and the nation on AP examinations, based on…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Equivalency Tests, High School Graduates
Batiwalla, Mary – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
In 2013, Tennessee counted nearly 7,000 students in the senior cohort whose academic skills when they entered high school suggested they were on track to earn college credits through Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Yet just over half of these students actually graduated with an AP credit, and less than a third of the economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Barriers, Access to Education, Enrollment
Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2014
The Study evaluated the predictive validity of various operationalizations of AP® Exam and course information that could be used to make college admission decisions. The incremental validity of different AP variables, above and beyond traditional admission measures such as SAT® and high school grade point average (HSGPA), in predicting first-year…
Descriptors: College Admission, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade Point Average, Predictive Validity
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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
Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff; Hart, Rebecca; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2014
Over nearly three decades, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to report on the demographics, academic performance, and finances of public schools and districts in southeast Wisconsin. This 29th annual public schools report continues that tradition with updated analyses of new data and trends to shed light on the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Expenditure per Student, Taxes
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