This study is intended to accomplish four objectives. The first objective is to identify the extent to which opportunities are increasing or decreasing for students in high schools taking mathematics and science Advanced Placement exams by examining six years of student testing data from the College Board. A second objective is to identify features of high schools that relate to greater expansion in Advanced Placement test taking for females and minority groups in the areas of both math and science. A third objective is to explore whether, and to what extent, any social or educational features such as economic status, regional school and living locations, and ethnic backgrounds have enhanced or reduced Advanced Placement testing in these schools. Lastly, the fourth objective is to determine which courses are showing the greatest growth rates in minority and female students among mathematics and science subject areas.35 exams in 20 different subject areas with the vast majority of the students taking exams in U.S. History, English Literature ... Another measure of adequate preparation in mathematics and science is the notion of parity. ... offer far fewer AP courses with even fewer students scoring proficient or better on these selected AP exams (Furry aamp; Beasley, 1999; Furry aamp; Hecsh, 2001; Ratliff, 2001, aamp; Rinne, 2000).
|Title||:||An Investigation Into Trends in Advanced Placement Test Taking in Science and Mathematics Among Student Sub-populations Using a Longitudinal Growth Model|
|Author||:||D. Michael Campbell|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|