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ERIC Number: ED529288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-4
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
The 5th Annual AP[R] Report to the Nation
College Board
Educators across the United States continue to enable a wider and 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 sort of AP (Advanced Placement) opportunities that can best prepare them for college success. "The 5th Annual AP Report to the Nation" uses a combination of state, national and AP Program data to provide each U.S. state with the context it can use to celebrate its successes, understand its unique challenges and set meaningful, data-driven goals to prepare more students for success in college. Highlights of this report include: (1) Across the nation, educators and policymakers are helping a wider segment of the U.S. student population experience success in AP (Advanced Placement; (2) Increasing numbers of African American, Latino and American Indian students are participating in AP, but these students remain underrepresented in AP; (3) An equity and excellence gap appears when traditionally underserved students comprise a smaller percentage of the successful student group than the percentage these students represent in the graduating class; and (4) More low-income students are participating and experiencing success in AP than ever before. Appended are: (1) AP[R] Data at a Glance; (2) AP Exams Taken in U.S. Public Schools by the Class of 2008; (3) Raw Numbers behind Percentages in Table 1; and (4) Changes in Equity and Excellence from 2003 to 2008. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 8 footnotes.) [For "The 4th Annual AP[R] Report to the Nation," see ED529287.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)