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ERIC Number: ED611754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Advanced Placement Participation, Staffing, and Staff Training in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Study Snapshot. REL 2021-077
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Over the past decade the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has sought to expand participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in order to improve high school outcomes (attendance, achievement, and graduation) and longer-term outcomes (postsecondary enrollment and degree completion). DCPS wants to understand policies and recommendations that are intended to increase the number of students taking and passing AP courses and exams. As a first step toward understanding the AP course enrollment policy, this study examined AP course enrollment, AP exam taking rates, and AP exam passing rates. To better understand how the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) recommendation has been implemented, the study also examined APSI participation rates overall and by school and teacher characteristics. Finally, the study examined the share of AP teachers whose college major aligned with the AP course they taught or its broad subject area and how alignment varied by school and teacher characteristics. [For the full report, see ED611751. For the appendixes, see ED611755.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic. Available from: Institute of Education Sciences. 550 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20202. Tel: 202-245-6940; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED); Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic (ED); Mathematica
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES17C0006