ERIC Number: ED565726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Exploring College Outcomes for Low-Income AP® Exam Takers with Fee Reductions. Research Report 2016-2
Godfrey, Kelly E.; Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Beard, Jonathan J.
The focus of this study is to explore college outcomes for students who come from traditionally lower-income backgrounds, reporting a household income of $30,000 or less, and who were awarded a fee reduction to take one or more Advanced Placement® (AP®) Exams, compared to students with a similar background and ability who did not participate in an AP Exam in that subject area or discipline. Matched samples of AP Exam taking and non-AP Exam taking students in each of five disciplines were created using student background variables, and these samples were compared on the following college outcomes: immediate enrollment in a four-year institution following high school graduation, persistence to the second year of study at the first-enrolled institution, graduation within four years of matriculation at any four-year institution, and graduation within six years of matriculation at any four-year institution. Results indicate that fee-reduction lower-income AP examinees, when compared to their non-AP Exam-taking peers, tend to have higher likelihood of enrolling, persisting, and graduating from four-year colleges. Results are presented in the Appendix.
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Advanced Placement, Student Records, Databases, Enrollment, College Graduates, Family Income, Racial Differences, Grade Point Average, High School Students, Gender Differences, Ethnic Groups, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Academic Persistence, Scores, Academic Achievement, Intellectual Disciplines
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; SAT (College Admission Test)