ERIC Number: EJ1201670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
More Classes, More Access? Understanding the Effects of Course Offerings on Black-White Gaps in Advanced Placement Course-Taking
Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M.
Review of Higher Education, v42 n2 p641-679 Win 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 school-level data from the Office for Civil Rights and an instrumental variable approach, we estimated the effect of AP course offerings on within-school Black-White gaps in AP course-taking. We found an additional AP course increased the Black-White AP gap in schools by 1.1 percentage points, net of other variables.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students, Educational Policy, Achievement Gap, Civil Rights, Disproportionate Representation, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, White Students, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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