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Parker, Walter C.; Valencia, Sheila W.; Lo, Jane C. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Is in-depth political┬álearning possible in college-preparatory courses known for curricular breadth at an accelerated pace plus a high-stakes exam? A multidisciplinary research team conducted design-based implementation research (DBIR) for seven years across three school systems for the purpose of achieving deeper learning in an 'advanced' high…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Political Science, Advanced Placement Programs, College Preparation
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Judson, Eugene; Hobson, Angela – American Secondary Education, 2015
This exploratory study examined and compared overall trends in growth and student achievement of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Using data from the past two decades, analyses indicated there has been steady and extensive growth of AP participation, particularly among underclassmen and some minority groups. However, overall achievement, as…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, High School Students, Trend Analysis
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Davis, Carolyn A. McBride; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W.; Barnes, Wally – Journal of Negro Education, 2015
In this investigation, the authors analyzed the cost effectiveness of receiving passing scores for Black students on Advanced Placement exams in three states (Texas, New York, and Florida) for a 16-year period (e.g., 1997 through 2012). College Board data were downloaded and analyzed for all Advanced Placement exams for Black students in these…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Incentives, Cost Effectiveness