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Keng, Leslie; Dodd, Barbara G. – College Board, 2010
This study sought to compare the performance of students in the College Board Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) compared to non-AP students on a number of college outcome measures. Ten individual AP Exams were examined in this study of students in four entering classes (1998-2001) at the University of Texas at Austin. The four main groups of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement, College Students, Outcome Measures
Hart, Beth; Carman, Elaine; Luisier, Danielle; Vasavada, Natasha – College Board, 2011
The College Board has been a strong advocate for and played an active role in the development of the Common Core State Standards. As part of this collaboration, the College Board helped draft the standards and helped shape the initiative by providing executive guidance on the Common Core Advisory Committee. The goal of the Common Core State…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, State Standards, Advanced Placement, English Literature
Bausmith, Jennifer Merriman; Laitusis, Vytas – College Board, 2012
The AP Achievement Institute I (APAI I) is a four-day professional development program offered to teachers and administrators by EXCELerator™, a district reform program operated by the College Board. The APAI I program is designed to help teachers develop effective AP instructional strategies for a diverse student body and to help district,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Educational Change, School Districts
Hargrove, Linda; Godin, Donn; Dodd, Barbara – College Board, 2008
Performance was examined for five cohorts of 1998-2002 Texas public high school graduates through their first year and 1998-2001 cohorts through their fourth year of Texas public higher education. Student performance on college outcomes included (a) first- and fourth-year grade point averages (GPAs), (b) first- and fourth-year credit hours earned,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis
Engelhard, George, Jr.; Myford, Carol M. – College Board, 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine, describe, evaluate, and compare the rating behavior of faculty consultants who scored essays written for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (AP® ELC) Exam. Data from the 1999 AP ELC Exam were analyzed using FACETS (Linacre, 1998) and SAS. The faculty consultants were not all…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Faculty, Consultants, Scoring
Godfrey, Kelly E. – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This study investigated the presence of a general rise in high school grades without a corresponding rise in SAT scores, as well as different grading criteria between schools, as shown by differential relationships between AP course grades and exam scores. These…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, High School Students, Aptitude Tests, Scores
Wolfe, Edward W.; Myford, Carol M.; Engelhard, George, Jr.; Manalo, Jonathan R. – College Board, 2007
In this study, we investigated a variety of Reader effects that may influence the validity of ratings assigned to AP® English Literature and Composition essays. Specifically, we investigated whether Readers exhibit changes in their levels of severity and accuracy, and their use of individual scale categories over time. We refer to changes in these…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Essays, English Literature, Writing (Composition)
Burton, Nancy W.; Whitman, Nancy Burgess; Yepes-Baraya, Mario; Cline, Frederick; Kim, R. Myung-in – College Board, 2002
This project described the characteristics and teaching behaviors of those successfully teaching AP® Calculus AB and AP English Literature and Composition to underrepresented minority students. Its purpose was to assist educators in improving the participation and performance of underrepresented minority students in AP classes. Study results…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Success, Advanced Placement Programs