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Analyzing Advanced Placement (AP): Making the Nation's Most Prominent College Preparatory Program More Equitable

April 13, 2021 |

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This report from the MERC Equitable Access and Support for Advanced Coursework study explores research related to Advanced Placement (AP) courses through an equity lens. It answers five questions: 1) What are AP classes? 2) Who enrolls and succeeds in AP classes? 3) Why do disparities in AP matter? 4) What factors contribute to disparities in AP participation and performance? 5) What policies and practices help to address disparities in AP access, enrollment, and performance? 

Listen to authors David Naff, Mitch Parry, Jenna Lenhardt, and Virginia Palencia discuss highlights from the report.

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