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Determinants of Students' Success: The Role of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Programs

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  • Cecilia Speroni
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    This study tracked all of Florida's 2000–2001 and 2001–2002 high school seniors and found that students who participated in dual enrollment classes on college campuses were 12 percent more likely to go to college and 7 percent more likely to earn a bachelor's degree than similar students who did not participate. Students who took these classes exclusively on the high school campus showed no statistically significant gains. The study found that dual enrollment and Advanced Placement participation also had similarly positive impacts.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7289.

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    Length: 47
    Date of creation: 30 Nov 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7289

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    Keywords: Student Success; Advanced Placement; Dual Enrollment Programs; Education;

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    1. Klopfenstein, Kristin, 2004. "Advanced Placement: do minorities have equal opportunity?," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(2), pages 115-131, April.
    2. Kristin Klopfenstein & M. Kathleen Thomas, 2009. "The Link between Advanced Placement Experience and Early College Success," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 75(3), pages 873–891, January.
    3. C. Kirabo Jackson, 2010. "A Little Now for a Lot Later: A Look at a Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 45(3).
    4. C. Kirabo Jackson, 2010. "The Effects of an Incentive-Based High-School Intervention on College Outcomes," NBER Working Papers 15722, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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