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ERIC Number: ED529280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 100
Abstractor: ERIC
Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, 2007
College Board
American educators are achieving much success in their efforts to enable a wider and more diverse group of U.S. students than ever before to succeed in college-level studies in high school. Yet individuals must also gaze clear-eyed at the inequities that remain and the challenges that accompany success in expanding access to the Advanced Placement Program [R] (AP[R]). This "Report" uses a combination of state, national, and AP Program data to provide each U.S. state with context for celebrating its successes, understanding its unique challenges, and setting meaningful and data-driven goals to prepare more students for college success. Part I of the "Report" comprises three powerful themes that appear once individuals situate each state's AP participation and performance data within the context of its own racial/ethnic demographics and population size. Because one of the chief purposes of Part I is to provide state departments of education with new data to gauge success and identify current challenges in providing equitable educational opportunity (and because current, reliable racial/ethnic demographic data for nonpublic schools are not available for all states), the data in Part I represent public schools only. Part II of the "Report" uses data from all schools participating in AP, public and nonpublic, to identify the most successful AP classrooms in the nation currently, and to provide overall participation and performance information for each of the AP subject areas. To inform teaching and learning, this section of the "Report" also analyzes the results of the AP Examinations to provide AP teachers, department chairs, college faculty, and other educators with feedback about the knowledge and skills AP students are particularly demonstrating--or failing to demonstrate. Appended are: (1) AP Data at a Glance; (2) AP Exams Taken in U.S. Public Schools by the Class of 2006 During Their High School Years; (3) Raw Numbers for Table 1: U.S. Public Schools; (4) Changes in Equity Gaps from 2000 to 2006; and (5) Exemplary International Programs. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures and 13 notes.) [For the 2006 report, see ED529291.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A