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Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Despite policy efforts to increase Advanced Placement (AP) course-taking among Black students, gaps in AP course-taking persist. Many question whether offering more AP courses is a sufficient policy solution. However, few studies have examined the effect of course offerings on disparities within racially diverse high schools. Using national…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2019
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Program Results: Class of 2018 on February 6, 2019. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance for the Class of 2018 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
Texas Education Agency, 2019
This report presents Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance results in Texas public schools for the 2016-17 school year. Data are provided by student characteristics, including race/ethnicity; gender; and economic, at-risk, dyslexic, English language learner, homeless, immigrant, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Student Participation
Smith, Kara; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
Projections by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012) point to a need for approximately one million more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals than the U.S. will be able to produce considering the current rate of STEM postsecondary degree completions (Executive Office of the President of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, High School Students
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Morgan, T. Lee; Zakhem, Diana; Cooper, Wendy Loloff – Education Sciences, 2018
Educators and policymakers are keenly aware of the need to prepare students to compete in an increasingly global society. It is widely accepted that a high school diploma is not sufficient and that secondary schools have a responsibility to prepare students to be college and career ready. This study examined participation in a rigorous secondary…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Secondary School Curriculum
Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja; Godfrey, Kelly – College Board, 2018
The Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous coursework in high school and receive college credit for AP Exam scores that meet or exceed the requirements of their attending institution. Students receiving AP credit are typically exempted from an introductory level course or series of courses…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Scores, College Credits
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Frumin, Kim; Dede, Chris; Fischer, Christian; Foster, Brandon; Lawrenz, Frances; Eisenkraft, Arthur; Fishman, Barry; Jurist Levy, Abigail; McCoy, Ayana – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Over the past decade, the field of teacher professional learning has coalesced around core characteristics of high quality professional development experiences (e.g. Borko, Jacobs, & Koellner, 2010. Contemporary approaches to teacher professional development. In P. L. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGaw (Eds.), "International encyclopedia…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Science Instruction
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Kolluri, Suneal – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers an opportunity for students to earn college credit and develop college-ready skills in high school. The curriculum was initially designed for "superior" students at exclusive private schools. Recently, however, the AP program has expanded to serve more students from marginalized backgrounds, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Placement, Equal Education, Access to Education
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2018
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Cohort Results. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AM international Baccalaureate (IB) participation and performance for the Class of 2017 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were bench marked with the results for the state of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
Blazer, Christie; Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB program was offered at six M-DCPS high schools in 2017-2018. Over 3,000 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 27 subject areas in 2017-2018. The number of IB examinations…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, High School Students, Racial Differences
Holzman, Brian – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2018
In this report, we describe the college outcomes of three cohorts of 12th grade students in the Houston Independent School District, prior to the implementation of the district's college advising program. We find significant racial and ethnic disparities in postsecondary enrollment and completion, with Hispanics, in particular, exhibiting low…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Urban Schools, Enrollment, Higher Education
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Musu-Gillette, Lauren; de Brey, Cristobal; McFarland, Joel; Hussar, William; Sonnenberg, William; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This report shows that over time, students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2017
Students in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2016 continued to outperform students in the state of Maryland on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations based on AP results released by the Maryland State Department of Education and the College Board. The number and percentage of AP exam participation and performance for the State of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
Texas Education Agency, 2017
This report presents Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance results in Texas public schools for the 2014-15 school year. Data are provided by student characteristics, including race/ethnicity; gender; and economic, at-risk, English language learner, immigrant, and migrant statuses.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Student Participation
Light, Noreen – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
In 2015, legislation to improve access to dual-credit programs and to reduce disparities in access and completion--particularly for low income and underrepresented students--was enacted. The new law focused on expanding access to College in the High School but acknowledged issues in other dual-credit programs and reinforced the notion that cost…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Access to Education, State Legislation
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