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Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Despite policy efforts to increase Advanced Placement (AP) course-taking among Black students, gaps in AP course-taking persist. Many question whether offering more AP courses is a sufficient policy solution. However, few studies have examined the effect of course offerings on disparities within racially diverse high schools. Using national…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students
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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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Fenty, Nicole S.; Allio, Andrea – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
Distance learning has been used as one method to increase access for students who have otherwise been underrepresented in college preparatory courses like Advanced Placement (AP). This study evaluated the impact of a statewide Virtual Advanced Placement (VAP) program on access to AP courses for students from underrepresented populations. Survey…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Advanced Placement Programs
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Benigna, James – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) is a new addition to the Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry curriculum. This article explains the rationale for its inclusion, an overview of how the PES instrument records data, how the data can be analyzed, and how to include PES data in the course. Sample assessment items and analysis are included, as well as…
Descriptors: Spectroscopy, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Advanced Placement
Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Tai, Robert; Klopfenstein, Kirstin – NCSSS Journal, 2016
The Advanced Placement (AP) program was created to enhance the experience of gifted students as they transition from high school to college. "AP: A Critical Examination of the Advanced Placement Program," edited by Philip M. Sadler, Gerhard Sonnert, Robert Tai, and Kirstin Klopfenstein (2010, Harvard Education Press), questions the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Transitional Programs, Gifted, Relevance (Education)
Gilleland, Kevin – Wake County Public School System, 2012
One method of delivering college-level coursework to high school students is through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Many colleges and universities provide credit to students who earn a qualifying score on any of the 34 available AP exams offered by the College Board. All qualified comprehensive high schools in the Wake County Public School…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, School Districts, High School Students, Scores
Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja; Godfrey, Kelly – College Board, 2018
The Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous coursework in high school and receive college credit for AP Exam scores that meet or exceed the requirements of their attending institution. Students receiving AP credit are typically exempted from an introductory level course or series of courses…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Scores, College Credits
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Advanced Placement (AP), launched in 1955 by the College Board as a program to offer gifted high school students the opportunity to complete entry-level college coursework, has since expanded to encourage a broader array of students to tackle challenging content. This Education Commission of the State's Policy Analysis identifies key components of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, High School Students
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Kolluri, Suneal – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers an opportunity for students to earn college credit and develop college-ready skills in high school. The curriculum was initially designed for "superior" students at exclusive private schools. Recently, however, the AP program has expanded to serve more students from marginalized backgrounds, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Placement, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Richardson, Cristianne C.; Gonzalez, Alejandro; Leal, Lonnie; Castillo, Mary Z.; Carman, Carol A. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
While studies have shown the positive effect of the Advanced Placement (AP) program on college readiness, there are still barriers preventing minority and low socioeconomic status (SES) students who possess high academic potential from participating in the opportunity that AP courses offer. One tool that could help identify students for…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Achievement Tests, Scores, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Spieker, Matthew H. – General Music Today, 2016
Some American high schools include Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory within their course offerings. Students who pass the AP exam can receive college credit either as a music or humanities credit. An AP class, however, offers music students more than future college credit; it ultimately improves musicianship skills and promotes deeper…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Advanced Placement Programs, Training Methods, Secondary School Curriculum
Evans, Brent J. – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2018
Millions of high school students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which can provide college credit. Using nationally representative data, I identify a diverse set of higher education outcomes that are related to receipt of AP college credit. Institution fixed effects regression reduces bias associated with varying AP credit policies and…
Descriptors: College Students, College Credits, Advanced Placement Programs, Time to Degree
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Lively, Michael T. – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Each year, many students take the Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory Exam, and the majority of these students enroll in specialized AP music theory classes as part of the preparation process. For the teachers of these AP music theory classes, a number of challenges are presented by the difficulty and complexity of the exam subject material as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music Theory, Advanced Placement Programs
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Judson, Eugene – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Rapid growth of Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the last 2 decades has been paralleled by national enthusiasm to promote availability and rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Trends were examined in STEM AP to evaluate and compare growth and achievement. Analysis included individual STEM subjects and disaggregation…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, Science Achievement
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Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Completing Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is an important part of the selective college admissions process, and access to AP coursework can be viewed as a measure of equal opportunity. Relatively little research has fully examined how access to AP coursework is mediated by school characteristics. Rural schools are at a particular disadvantage…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Rural Schools, Success, Institutional Characteristics
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