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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
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
Ewing, Maureen; Camara, Wayne J.; Millsap, Roger E.; Milewski, Glenn B. – College Board, 2007
AP Potential™ is a data-driven tool offered by the College Board that uses scores from the PSAT/NMSQT® to identify students who have the potential to succeed in Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses (College Board, 2007). Research showing a moderate-to-strong correlation between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores serves as the basis for this…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Talent Identification, Scores, Standardized Tests
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2011
The College Board offers fee reductions to students based on eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch in an attempt to introduce the benefits of AP® Exam participation to students most at risk in the education system. This report examined college outcomes of low-SES students with a focused investigation comparing students who took an AP Exam…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Advanced Placement, Fees, Student Financial Aid
Barry, Carol; Cooney, Siobhan; Laitusis, Vytas; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa; McKillip, Mary; Merriman, Jennifer; Niu, Sunny; Smith, Kara – College Board, 2013
This annotated bibliography contains summaries of research studies examining a number of College Board assessments and programs. To be included in the bibliography, each study needed to meet a number of criteria. First, articles must have been published (as a College Board research report, in an external journal, or as an ETS research report).…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among African American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories were the most likely to enroll in four-year colleges…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
Reshetar, Rosemary; Kaliski, Pamela; Chajewski, Michael; Lionberger, Karen – College Board, 2012
This presentation summarizes a pilot study conducted after the May 2011 administration of the AP Environmental Science Exam. The study used analytical methods based on scaled anchoring as input to a Performance Level Descriptor validation process that solicited systematic input from subject matter experts.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Science Tests, Achievement Tests, Classification
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Latino SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed ability)…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Success, Access to Education, Hispanic American Students
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Native American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed…
Descriptors: Access to Education, High School Graduates, American Indian Students, College Entrance Examinations
Laitusis, Vytas; Barry, Carol – College Board, 2012
This study evaluated the effect of a pilot Pre-AP® Science Vertical Team Summer Institute on teacher practices and perceptions of the program. The overarching goals of the Vertical Teams Institute were focused on the tools needed to build or strengthen an AP® Vertical Team and to align science curriculum across grade levels. The evaluation also…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
College Board, 2011
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
Reshetar, Rosemary; Melican, Gerald J. – College Board, 2010
This paper discusses issues related to the design and psychometric work for mixed-format tests --tests containing both multiple-choice (MC) and constructed-response (CR) items. The issues of validity, fairness, reliability and score consistency can be addressed but for mixed-format tests there are many decisions to be made and no examination or…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Construction, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items
Engelhard, George, Jr.; Wind, Stefanie A. – College Board, 2013
The major purpose of this study is to examine the quality of ratings assigned to CR (constructed-response) questions in large-scale assessments from the perspective of Rasch Measurement Theory. Rasch Measurement Theory provides a framework for the examination of rating scale category structure that can yield useful information for interpreting the…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Rating Scales, Test Theory, Scores
Ewing, Maureen; Packman, Sheryl; Hamen, Cynthia; Clark, Allison – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation describes the methodology that was used with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to articulate the content and skills important in the domain, and then the iterative processes that were used to articulate the claims…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Test Construction
College Board, 2008
More than ever before, educators across the United States are enabling a wider and more ethnically diverse proportion of students to achieve success in AP[R]. Significant inequities, however, which jeopardize traditionally underserved students' chances at college success, remain. This "Report" uses a combination of state, national, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Graduation, State Departments of Education
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