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ERIC Number: ED521458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
The Relationship between AP[R] Exam Performance and College Outcomes. Research Report No. 2009-4
Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Xiong, Xinhui
College Board
This study focused on the relationship between students' Advanced Placement Program[R] (AP[R]) performance in AP English Language, Biology, Calculus, and U.S. History, and their subsequent college success. For each AP Exam studied, students were divided into three groups according to their AP Exam performance (no AP Exam taken, score of 1 or 2, and a score of 3 or higher). Subsequent college success was measured by students' first-year college grade point average (FYGPA), retention to the second year, and institutional selectivity. Results indicated that, even after controlling for students' SAT[R] scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA) as measures of prior academic performance, students with an AP score of 3 or higher outperformed the other two groups. Additionally, students with an AP score of 1 or 2 tended to outperform students with no AP scores except in terms of FYGPA. The implications are discussed. Percentage of Institutions in Sample by Key Variables (N = 99) is appended. (Contains 19 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB); SAT (College Admission Test)