July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Over the past years, researchers and educators have focused on preparing high school students to enter and succeed in college. One strategy that has been imposed to fill the gap between high school and college is the Advanced Placement (AP) program which allows high school students to take college-level courses in high school. However, not all high school students have access to these programs. Besides, many students may not choose to get enrolled in these programs. Previous research has reported both positive and negative effects off these programs on students’ academic outcomes. A subset of data from a large Midwest university was used to estimate the average effect of taking AP credits on first Year GPA. To reduce the bias, propensity score methods was used to analyze the data. A doubly robust approach was used to estimate the average effect. The findings show that students who come into engineering with AP credits have a first-year college GPA that is .222 higher, on average, than those who do not come into engineering with AP credits.
Ebrahiminejad, H., & Waller, D. R., & Ohland, M. W., & Osman, H. (2021, July), Advanced Placement Programs and Engineering Undergraduate First-Year GPA Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36655
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