A Comparison of the College Outcomes of AP and Dual Enrollment Students

AP is often the only chance a student may get to experience college rigor.  But last year in NYC over 50% of Black students attended a school that did not offer a single AP class.

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Research has indicated that a rigorous high school
curriculum is a strong predictor of college success and
is:
– positively related to standardized test scores
– positively related to college enrollment rates
– positively related to four-year graduation rates
– negatively related to remediation rates

One way of delivering rigor is through providing college level courses to high school students. Two examples are:
– Dual enrollment
– Advanced Placement