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Gonzalez, Naihobe – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2017
The Advanced Placement (AP) program has become a key step on the path to attending a selective college. In the University of California system, for example, more than 90 percent of applicants take AP or honors courses in high school (Geiser and Santelices 2006). However, the College Board estimates that nearly 300,000 high school students with the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged
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Kolluri, Suneal – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Rigorous learning opportunities at high schools in low-income neighborhoods are limited and ineffective, and in these settings the Advanced Placement (AP) program has mostly eluded successful implementation. In this study, Suneal Kolluri analyzes two schools in the same low-income, Latinx neighborhood that, despite comparable numerical gains, have…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Advanced Placement Programs, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students
Menshew, Dave – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine the engagement of Hispanic Advanced Placement science learners in California's Central Valley as perceived by high school teachers. Methodology: The mixed method study surveyed 20 Advanced Placement science teachers from the region of interest. Likert surveys were used to determine:…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Teacher Attitudes
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Klugman, Joshua – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses is stratified by class and race. Researchers have identified how schools serving disadvantaged students suffer from various kinds of resource deprivations, concluding that interventions are needed to equalize access to AP courses. On the other hand, the theory of Effectively Maintained…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Equal Education, Intervention, High Schools
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Koch, Bevan; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
We compared the performance of Hispanic students from California, Texas, and Arizona on the two Advanced Placement (AP) English exams (i.e., English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition) using archival data from the College Board from 1997 through 2012. Pearson chi-square tests yielded statistically significant…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, English Instruction, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Parker, Walter C.; Lo, Jane C. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
Advanced high-school courses, such as Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the United States, present a content selection conundrum of major proportions. Judicious content selection is necessary if students are to learn subject matter meaningfully, but the sheer breadth of tested material in these courses promotes nearly the opposite:…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Government (Administrative Body), Political Science
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Ladd, Brian; Stepp, Heidi – Social Education, 2013
Amador Valley High School, in Pleasanton, California, uses two unique approaches to teaching Advanced Placement Government and Politics. AP Government consists of six units: Constitutional Underpinnings; Political Behavior and Political Beliefs; Mass Media, Interest Groups, and Political Parties; Institutions of Government; Civil Liberties and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Government (Administrative Body), Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Koch, Bevan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: One purpose of this study was to analyze the overall AP exam performance of Hispanic students of Mexican origin from California, Texas, and Arizona. A second purpose was to conduct a comparison of Hispanic student exam scores from California, Texas, and Arizona on mathematics and English exams. Specifically, the performance of Hispanic…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Scores
Gregory, Sally W. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research study focused on the relationship between student outcomes (indicated by Advanced Placement enrollment, Advanced Placement course grades, Advanced Placement exam scores, Advanced Placement exam passing rate) and student demographic factors as well as student support programs (such as AVID, an AP Incentive Program, and a summer AP…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Enrollment, Grades (Scholastic), Scores
Atkinson, Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative, explanatory multiple-case study was to examine the perceptions of staff members at two Southern California high schools as they related to the disparate participation in advanced academic programs by ethnic and racial minority and economically disadvantaged students as compared to their White and economically…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Environment, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while AP® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2016
Recognizing the educational and economic benefits of a college degree, education policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels have made college preparation a priority. There are many ways to measure college readiness, but one key component is rigorous high school coursework. California has not yet adopted a statewide college readiness…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Required Courses, Racial Differences
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Witenko, Vanessa; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Rios, Victor M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Using affiliation network data collected at a large high school, this study examined differences between who encourages Latina/o and White students to enroll in advanced courses. Previous research has shown a positive association between emotional support and academic achievement, and thus, this study shifts the focus from who informs students to…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Honors Curriculum, High School Students, White Students
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
This newsletter focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country, and is presented in an accessible format for everyone from elected officials and policymakers to parents and community leaders. First, this issue discusses the stimulating debate on the reduction of the overall cost of the economic recovery…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Minority Group Children, Public Education, Economic Climate
Theokas, Christina; Saaris, Reid – Education Trust, 2013
In the Shattering Expectations series, the reports focus on calling attention to gaps at the high end of achievement and shattering expectations about the achievement of our low-income students and students of color that have existed for far too long. Each report will provide examples of schools that are breaking long entrenched patterns and how…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
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