This study examines if participation in the Advanced Placement (AP) program predicts early college grades and retention. Second year retention and first semester grade point average data of a sample of 28,000 Texas high school students who attended public universities were used. It was found that there is no evidence that the average student is positively affected from AP participation more so than a non-AP curriculum strong in math and science.
The Link between Advanced Placement Experience and Early College Success
The Southern Economic Journal