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Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Freshmen, Grades (Scholastic), Achievement Tests
Patterson, Brian F.; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2013
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) was created to provide access to rigorous, college-level curricula to motivated and prepared high school students. This study evaluated whether the AP Exam scores from the summative exams associated with 10 courses were valid for the placement of students into higher-level college courses in the subject area…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Scores, Student Placement, High School Students
Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement[R] (AP[R]) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Intellectual Disciplines, Engineering, Natural Sciences
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
Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2009
Taking the AP Statistics course and exam does not appear to be related to greater interest in the statistical sciences. Despite this finding, with respect to deciding whether to take further statistics course work and majoring in statistics, students appear to feel prepared for, but not interested in, further study. There is certainly more…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Statistics, High School Students, College Preparation
Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The main goal of this study was to illustrate and provide some direction for dealing with the complexities of propensity score matching within different multilevel contexts. Special attention is given to how procedures typically applied in a non-hierarchical setting may be modified to properly reduce the expected bias in the estimated treatment…
Descriptors: Probability, Scores, Statistical Bias, High School Students
Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2008
Presented at the quarterly meeting of the New York Area SAS Users-Group in December 2008. In virtually any research context, there is likely to be opportunity to apply mixed-models--of which repeated-measures, multilevel, hierarchical and random- and fixed-effect models are specific types-- that improve upon their traditional linear or generalized…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Statistics, Computer Software, College Entrance Examinations