A Comparison of College Performances of AP and Non-AP Student Groups in 10 Subject Areas

This study evaluates the performance of students enrolled in the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) compared to non-AP students on college outcome measures. Results revealed that AP students outperformed their non-AP counterparts with similar academic ability in all college outcome measures, and concurrent students typically earned more college credit hours in related subjects than other students, yet their GPAs were not higher.

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