U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Advanced Placement Test Incentive

Goal 8: To increase the numbers of low-income high school students prepared to pursue high education.
Objective 1 of 1: ENCOURAGE A GREATER NUMBER OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Students served: The number of AP tests taken by low-income students will increase by 10 percent annually (e.g., to 83,000 in 1999).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
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Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
92,570
  83,300   
2000
102,474
102,000
2001
 112,200
Status: Unable to judge. In 2000 the performance goal was exceeded. 

Explanation: In 2000, low-income students took 102,475 Advanced Placement tests.
Additional Source Information: College Board data on participation in Advanced Placement testing.

Frequency: Annually.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Agency.


 

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