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August 23, 2017

Stressed-Out AP Students Are Focus of New Curriculum

Researchers from the University of South Florida are testing a curriculum aimed at helping high-achieving high school students cope with the stress of taking advanced and college-level courses.

April 04, 2017

Computer Science Degrees Hit New Peak

The number of students earning bachelor's degrees in computer science hit a new high recently—finally surpassing the previous peak in 2003.

February 22, 2017

1 in 5 Public School Students in the Class of 2016 Passed an AP Exam

More students, and more low-income students, are taking AP tests than ever before, the College Board reports.

September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

September 07, 2016

Just 1 in 4 High School Seniors Have Taken Statistics

Three-quarters of 12th graders attend schools that offer statistics courses, but less than a quarter of students actually take them, according to a recent analysis of national data.

August 08, 2016

Advanced Placement Continues Growth In and Out of STEM

An early look at AP scores shows continued growth in STEM subjects and a mix of scores on individual subject-matter tests.

June 23, 2016

Will ESSA Make It Harder for Low-Income Students to Pay Advanced Placement Fees?

A change to the federal AP/IB program under the Every Student Succeeds Act means states and districts will need to think hard about continuing to cover low-income students' testing fees.

November 03, 2015

Still No African-Americans Taking the AP Computer Science Exam in Nine States

The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.

September 03, 2015

More Students Taking AP Physics, Computer Science Exams

Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams—specifically physics and computer science—have risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.

July 31, 2015

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.

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