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ESEA: Advanced Placement - FY 2007


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

Program Goal: To increase the number of low-income high school students prepared to pursue higher education.

Objective 1 of 1: Encourage a greater number of low-income students to participate in the AP and IB programs and pass the exams.
Indicator 1.1 of 5: Students served: The number of Advanced Placement tests taken by low-income public school students nationally.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The number of Advanced Placement tests taken by low-income public school students nationally.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
87,149
 
2000
92,083
 
2001
105,138
 
2002
132,459
 
2003
157,334
 
2004
187,691
 
2006
 
209,411
2007
 
230,352

Source: Grantee Performance Report, Advanced Placement Grantee Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
 
Explanation: This is a new measure that was changed to focus on public school students only. The previous measure reported on public and non-public school students. The new measure now aligns with the population served by the program. Past data is included for historical purposes. Subsequent targets are based on the previous year's target plus 10 percent.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 5: Students served: The number of Advanced Placement tests taken by minority (Hispanic, Black, Native American) public school students nationally.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The number of Advanced Placement tests taken by minority (Hispanic, Black, Native American) public school students nationally.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
267,608
 
2005
315,203
 
2006
 
336,000
2007
 
376,000
2008
 
421,000
2009
 
472,000
2010
 
528,000

Source: The College Board/Educational Testing Service (ETS): Freeze File Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
 
Explanation: The Freeze File Report is a mid-year data file of Advanced Placement exams taken in May of that year and provides basic student demographic characteristics.
 
Indicator 1.3 of 5: Students served: The number and percent of Advanced Placement tests passed (tests receiving scores of 3-5) by low-income public school students nationally.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 1: The number and percent of Advanced Placement tests passed (tests receiving scores of 3-5) by low-income public school students nationally.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percent passed Number passed
Percent passed Number passed
2005
37.50 79,800
   
2006
   
38.50 90,009
2007
   
32.35 99,000

Source: The College Board/Educational Testing Service (ETS): Freeze File Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
 
Explanation: The Freeze File Report is a mid-year data file of Advanced Placement exams taken in May of that year and provides basic student demographic characteristics. College Board considers a test ''mastered'' if it recieved a score of 3, 4 or 5 on a scale of 1 to 5.
 
Indicator 1.4 of 5: Students served: The number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests taken in public high schools served by API grants, divided by the total number of juniors and seniors enrolled at those schools.
 
Measure 1.4.1 of 1: The number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests taken.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999
2007
 
999

Source: Advanced Placement Grantee Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2006
 
Explanation: The calculation is the number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests taken in public high schools served by API grants, divided by the total number of juniors and seniors enrolled at those schools. This is a new measure in 2006. The FY 2005 data will be used as the baseline. The FY 2006 and FY 2007 targets are the baseline plus 1 percent.
 
Indicator 1.5 of 5: Students served: Cost per passage of an Advanced Placement test by a low-income public school student (amount provided for AP Test fees divided by the total number of tests passed by low-income students.)
 
Measure 1.5.1 of 1: Cost per passage of advanced placement test by a low income public school student.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2007
 
999

Source: The College Board/Educational Testing Service (ETS): Freeze File Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
 
Explanation: This is a new measure in 2006. The FY 2006 data will be used as the baseline. The target for FY 2007 is baseline plus 1 percent. The Freeze File Report is a mid-year data file of Advanced Placement exams taken in May of that year and provides basic student demographic characteristics and scores. The calculation is the cost per passage of an Advanced Placement test by a low-income public school student (amount provided for AP Test fees divided by the total number of tests passed by low-income students.)
 


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