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Lazzaro, Christopher; Jones, Lee; Webb, David C.; Grover, Ryan; Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Marino, Katherine Adele – College Board, 2016
This report will determine to what degree the AP Physics 1 and 2 and AP Calculus AB and BC frameworks are aligned with the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Advanced Physics and Mathematics frameworks. This will enable an exploration of any differences in content coverage and levels of complexity, and will set the stage…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Physics, Calculus, Achievement Tests
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
Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Linn, Dane; Monthey, Wanda; Pack, Catherine; Wyatt, Jeffrey – College Board, 2013
In recent decades, the United States economy has undergone a dramatic shift to a knowledge-based economy that, when coupled with simultaneous, rapid globalization, has created a greater demand for a more educated and skilled workforce. The share of U.S. jobs requiring some level of postsecondary education is expected to grow to 63% in the next…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Indicators, Academic Standards
Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Fishbein, Bethany G.; Monthey, Wanda; Pack, Catherine – College Board, 2013
Every year in the United States, millions of students graduate with some type of postsecondary credential--certificate, associate, or bachelor's degree--and discover they are not, or are identified as not being, adequately prepared to compete in the increasingly global economy. A recent McKinsey & Company study, Education to Employment,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Global Education, Global Approach, Skill Development
Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Fishbein, Bethany G.; Buckley, Vanessa W. – College Board, 2013
Many articles and reports have reviewed, researched, and commented on international assessments from the perspective of exploring what is relevant for the United States' education systems. Researchers make claims about whether the top-performing systems have transferable practices or policies that could be applied to the United States. However,…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Relevance (Education), Testing Programs
Balistreri, Sarah; Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Noisette, Ivanley; Ptak, Thomas – College Board, 2012
Following the completion of this century's first decade, educators, policymakers, and researchers are attempting to predict future needs. However, is it possible to know what the education and global landscape will look like at the end of this century? Certainly, in 1900 one could not have comprehended the myriad innovations that would occur by…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods