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May, Henry; Rodriguez, Awilda; Sirinides, Philip M.; Perna, Laura W.; Yee, April; Ransom, Tafaya – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
With the goal of increasing students' academic readiness for college, high schools in the United States are increasingly offering "credit-based transition programs," including International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and dual enrollment. Existing research points to the promise of IB, AP, and other credit-based…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Correlation, College Preparation, Observation
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Nomi, Takako – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study evaluates a curriculum policy that required college preparatory coursework for all students, using data from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Beginning in 1997, CPS ended remedial coursework and required all students to complete a college-preparatory course sequence for graduation. In this study, the authors constrain their analysis to the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Grade 9, Algebra, College Preparation