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From a Recent AP Program Survey AP course experience favorably impacts admissions decisions  at 85 percent of selective co...
Research on AP <ul><li>Keng, Dodd study conducted by University of Texas found:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AP students earn hi...
Research on AP <ul><li>Hargrove, Godin, Dodd study conducted by University of Texas found:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AP stude...
Research on AP   <ul><li>According to the National Center for Educational Accountability:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An AP Exa...
<ul><li>AP:  The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>AP Exam grades are a strong predictor of second-year undergraduate GPA in biologi...
AP:  The Facts <ul><li>AP students whose AP Exam grades enabled them to skip into third-, fourth-, or fifth-semester cours...
AP and College Success <ul><li>“One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advan...
Students Who Participate <ul><li>Outperform their peers when placed into advanced courses </li></ul><ul><li>Are more likel...
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  1. 1. From a Recent AP Program Survey AP course experience favorably impacts admissions decisions at 85 percent of selective colleges and universities. “ We look favorably on students who have taken AP courses. The presence of AP courses is a sign that a student has chosen to challenge him/herself.” AP Admissions Officer Online Bulletin Board
  2. 2. Research on AP <ul><li>Keng, Dodd study conducted by University of Texas found: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AP students earn higher GPAs in the advanced college courses into which their AP credit allowed them to place, compared to students with the same high school class rank and SAT® scores who did not earn AP credit and who did not skip the entry-level college course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP students who place directly into a higher-level college course take more college courses in that same subject area, on average, than students who did not take an AP Exam in that subject area in high school. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Research on AP <ul><li>Hargrove, Godin, Dodd study conducted by University of Texas found: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AP students statewide in Texas earn higher college GPAs and have higher four-year graduation rates when compared to students with similar SAT® scores and socioeconomic backgrounds who did not take AP courses and exams. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research on AP <ul><li>According to the National Center for Educational Accountability: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An AP Exam grade, and a grade of 3 or higher in particular, is a strong predictor of a student’s ability to persist in college and earn a bachelor’s degree. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>AP: The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>AP Exam grades are a strong predictor of second-year undergraduate GPA in biological sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences, second in strength only to high school grade point average. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Geiser, Saul and Veronica Santelices. The Role of Advanced Placement and Honors Courses in College Admissions . University of California, Berkeley, 2004. </li></ul>
  6. 6. AP: The Facts <ul><li>AP students whose AP Exam grades enabled them to skip into third-, fourth-, or fifth-semester courses outperform the students in those courses who had not skipped the prerequisite courses. (Morgan and Ramist, 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>When compared to non-AP students, students who took AP are twice as likely to take additional courses in those subject areas in college, and in some subject areas these AP students take double the number of additional courses. (Morgan and Ramist, 2000) </li></ul>
  7. 7. AP and College Success <ul><li>“One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>— William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Harvard University </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Students Who Participate <ul><li>Outperform their peers when placed into advanced courses </li></ul><ul><li>Are more likely to take advanced courses in their AP subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Are more likely to choose challenging majors </li></ul><ul><li>Are more likely to graduate with a double major </li></ul><ul><li>Are twice as likely to go into advanced study </li></ul>

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