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Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Despite policy efforts to increase Advanced Placement (AP) course-taking among Black students, gaps in AP course-taking persist. Many question whether offering more AP courses is a sufficient policy solution. However, few studies have examined the effect of course offerings on disparities within racially diverse high schools. Using national…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students
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Kolluri, Suneal – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers an opportunity for students to earn college credit and develop college-ready skills in high school. The curriculum was initially designed for "superior" students at exclusive private schools. Recently, however, the AP program has expanded to serve more students from marginalized backgrounds, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Placement, Equal Education, Access to Education
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Advanced Placement (AP), launched in 1955 by the College Board as a program to offer gifted high school students the opportunity to complete entry-level college coursework, has since expanded to encourage a broader array of students to tackle challenging content. This Education Commission of the State's Policy Analysis identifies key components of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, High School Students
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Allio, Andrea – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
Distance learning has been used as one method to increase access for students who have otherwise been underrepresented in college preparatory courses like Advanced Placement (AP). This study evaluated the impact of a statewide Virtual Advanced Placement (VAP) program on access to AP courses for students from underrepresented populations. Survey…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Advanced Placement Programs
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Cisneros, Jesus; Holloway-Libell, Jessica; Gomez, Laura M.; Corley, Kathleen M.; Powers, Jeanne M. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2014
Participation in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and AP test-taking are widely viewed as indicators of students' college readiness. We analyzed enrollment in AP courses and AP test outcomes in Arizona to document disparities in students' access to rigorous curricula in high school and outline some implications of these patterns for education…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Access to Education, Enrollment, Test Results
Ewing, Maureen; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2018
Students who double major have higher earnings and are more satisfied with their educational experience in college than those who graduate with a single major. In this study, the authors examine the extent to which a student's experience with academic acceleration programs in high school, specifically successful participation in the Advanced…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Criterion Referenced Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Smith, Kara; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
Projections by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012) point to a need for approximately one million more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals than the U.S. will be able to produce considering the current rate of STEM postsecondary degree completions (Executive Office of the President of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, High School Students
College Board, 2014
From the moment students step into an Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) classroom, they notice the difference in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of their classmates, in the new way of thinking the curriculum requires. More than just a class, AP is a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Yearby, Mandy Teresa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to examine policies and procedures used by high school leaders that positively impact the access and participation of African American students in Advanced Placement courses. The research targeted the chronic and persistent problem of underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in secondary school Advanced Placement…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, African American Students, Secondary School Students
Ellis, Tierra Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The declining student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) remains a national concern. More problematic, Black high school students disproportionately lack access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are essential stepping-stones in the path to STEM careers. This dissertation explores the psychosocial factors…
Descriptors: African American Students, Charter Schools, High School Students, Advanced Courses
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Flores, Sergio; Gomez, Martin O. – NASSP Bulletin, 2011
Some school leaders have viewed programs such as Advanced Placement (AP) as an attractive option to resolve the ongoing achievement gap problem. However, the ongoing debate in the field about maintaining the ostensible purity of the AP program versus diluting it with program expansion has hindered the full utilization of AP classes to close the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Advanced Placement, Educational Opportunities, Change Strategies
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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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Crabtree, Lenora M.; Richardson, Sonyia C.; Lewis, Chance W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Systemic inequities in educational opportunities contribute to reduced economic mobility. Extensive research has documented disproportionality in gifted education at national and state levels. However, limited research examines inequities in gifted education within districts. Informed by critical systems theory (CST), this research provides an…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, STEM Education, Social Mobility, Occupational Mobility
College Board, 2012
In classrooms around the country, AP (Advanced Placement) teachers are preparing students for tomorrow by teaching them how to think and learn today. AP students learn to construct solid arguments, test theories, and see many sides of an issue--the kind of thinking that solves tough problems both in and outside the classroom, in college and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Graduation, State Departments of Education
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Rowland, M. Lance; Shircliffe, Barbara J. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
This study examines educators' perspectives on accountability mandates designed to expand access to the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) classes to traditionally underserved students at a diverse suburban high school in Florida, Palm Crest High School. Consistent with Elmore (1979), district and site-based administrators focused on the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Equal Education
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