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Roegman, Rachel; Hatch, Thomas – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Four New Jersey school districts worked together to increase student achievement by applying a number of strategies focused on getting traditionally underrepresented students to take more AP courses. The districts are members of the New Jersey Network of Superintendents (NJNS), comprising 15 superintendents who work together to develop systemwide…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, Advanced Placement Programs, Equal Education
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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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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A. – English Journal, 2011
In the May 2009 issue of "English Journal", we reported on our analysis of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress to provide a first look at changes in the teaching of writing over the past 30 years. In this article, we provide a more detailed look, drawing on data collected from visits to 260 English, math, social…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Interviews, National Surveys
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Dutkowsky, Donald H.; Evensky, Jerry M.; Edmonds, Gerald S. – Education Finance and Policy, 2009
This article provides an explicit framework for evaluating the expected benefit to college-bound students of courses offered by Advanced Placement (AP) versus concurrent enrollment programs (CEP). District personnel can use it to assess the relative merits of these programs, given the characteristics of their students, in deciding which model to…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, High Schools, College Bound Students
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2009
This article reports on the findings of a recent study that examines one of the most enduring debates in science instruction--whether "depth" or "breadth" of knowledge is most important. Its authors come down on the side of depth. The study found that high school students who focus more intensely on core topics within their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, High Schools, Educational Research
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on a school's effort to open Advanced Placement (AP) to all by challenging its students to take the leap into AP courses. Samuel W. Wolfson High School, on the south side of Jacksonville, Florida, is one of 27 schools in five cities across the country that chose to participate in a College Board initiative called EXCELerator.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Advanced Placement Programs, High Schools, National Programs
Mace, Scott – InfoWorld, 1984
Several major universities are not granting academic credit to students who pass the College Board's Advanced Placement Test in Computer Science. Issues related to this trend and to the teaching of computer science in high schools and in colleges are explored. (JN)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
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Crouse, James; Trusheim, Dale – Public Interest, 1988
Argues that the Scholastic Aptitude Test is unnecessary. Advocates the coordinated development of achievement tests and high school curricula based on the College Board's Advanced Placement Program and Project Equality. (FMW)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Curriculum Development
Meckna, Steven H. – College Board Review, 1999
A high school teacher at an inner-city school characterized by a multiethnic student population discusses his Advanced Placement (AP) European History course, an option in the school's PACE (Program for Additional Curricular Activities) program. Teaching strategies leading to the students' high performances on the AP exam are identified. (DB)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Cultural Differences, European History
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Mahala, Daniel; Vivion, Michael – WPA: Writing Program Administration, 1993
Suggests that most programs have not based their acceptance of advanced placement credit on reasoned endorsement of the views of language, literature, and rhetoric that AP exams present. Criticizes the views implicit in the AP program and shows how they conflict with the goals of one particular college composition program. (RS)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College English, Course Content, Higher Education
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Hoffman, Louise E. – New England Journal of History, 1994
Reports on the rationale and processes behind the composition and evaluation of the Advanced Placement European History examination, focusing special attention on changes introduced in 1994. Discusses reasons for adding an additional thematic essay for the 1994 test. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Content Area Writing, Educational Change, Essay Tests
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Colwell, Richard – Music Educators Journal, 1990
Encourages music teachers to work with students interested in advanced placement (AP) music courses. Discusses the logistics and advantages of placing students in these courses. Describes the Advanced Placement Listening and Literature and the Advanced Placement Theory courses and examinations. Outlines the examination scoring method and looks at…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Students, Educational Attainment
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Sawyer, Robert N.; And Others – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1987
The results of Advanced Placement Examinations suggest that the By-Mail learning component of the Duke University Talent Identification Program provides intellectual stimulation for brilliant middle-school youth, prepares them for college credit exams, and assists school systems in meeting the educational needs of academically talented youngsters.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Correspondence Study, Enrichment Activities, Junior High Schools
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Lucia, Raymond – Music Educators Journal, 1993
Asserts that an Advanced Placement (AP) course in music theory offers student musicians opportunities to gain new insight into melody, harmony, and structure. Describes content and teaching methods used in an AP music theory program. Discusses necessary teacher characteristics and maintains that both students and teachers benefit from the course.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Placement Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content