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August 13, 2014

College Board 'Clarifies' New AP U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

August 13, 2014

States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students

With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.

April 08, 2014

Just 9 Percent of Nation's High Schools Deemed Rigorous on 'Challenge Index'

The Washington Post released its annual Most Challenging High Schools, highlighting schools where the most students take college-level examinations.

February 11, 2014

High School Students' Participation in Advanced Placement Continues to Grow

College Board released its 10th annual AP Report to the Nation that shows the number of high schools students taking Advanced Placement course in the past decade has doubled, yet gaps persist in participation among minority students.

January 10, 2014

Big Race, Gender Gaps In Participation On AP Computer Science Exam

A new study found that in some states, no girls, Blacks or Hispanics took the Advanced Placement computer science exam.

July 08, 2013

AP Test Results Available Online Starting Today

High school students can access results of spring AP scores online through a new site set up by the College Board.

May 01, 2013

AP Scores to Be Delivered Electronically in July

All students taking AP exams must establish an account with the College Board to receive their scores in July.

February 20, 2013

Student Performance on AP Exams Improves

The College Board announces improvement in Advanced Placement scores among the high school class of 2012.

April 06, 2012

Study: Paying Students For AP Scores Increases Educational Attainment

In "Do College-Prep Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes?", Northwestern University's C. Kirabo Jackson examines one particular college preparatory program geared at disadvantaged students, the Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP), and its impact on the educational attainment, employment status, and wage earnings of its participants. Jackson places his work in the context of research examining the effectiveness of other college preparatory programs aimed at disadvantaged students, but notes that APIP's strategy of using cash incentives for students and teachers to increase participation in the AP program sets it apart from other college preparatory programs like Upward Bound.


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