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

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ESEA: Advanced Placement - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.330B - Advanced Placement Test Fee Program
84.330C - Advanced Placement Incentives Program


Program Goal: To increase the numbers of low-income high school students prepared to pursue higher education
Objective 8.1 of 1: Encourage a greater number of low-income students to participate in the AP program.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Students served: The number of AP tests taken by low-income students.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of AP tests taken by low-income students.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
92,570
83,300
2000
102,474
102,000
2001
112,891
112,200
2002
140,572
124,180
2003
166,649
154,629
2004
 
170,092


Progress: The data collected in FY 2003 requested a 20% increase over FY 2002.

Explanation: Until FY 2003, the Department predicted 10% (beyond the baseline) growth in tests taken annually. In FY 2003, the performance indicators were re-written to state that: the numbers of exams taken by low-income students would increase annually. Up until FY 2003, the Department predicted 10% (beyond the baseline) growth in tests taken annually. In FY 2003, the performance indicators were re-written to state that: the numbers of exams taken by low-income students would increase annually. However, the 10% projection annually was dropped.  
Additional Source Information: Educational Testing Service

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

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