Closing enrollment gap in AP and IB classes a good short-term fix, research shows

Jun 17, 2013

AP and IB classes introduce college-level content to high school students.
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Last week, Bridge Magazine highlighted a study conducted by The Education Trust, a Washington D.C.-based education research and policy group, showing Michigan had one of the worst rates in the country for enrollment in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes among low income and minority students. Enrollment in these higher level classes during high school greatly increases a student’s chances for success in college.

Christina Theokis, director of research at The Education Trust and the co-author of the study, says that increasing enrollment in AP and IB classes is one of the better short-term options we have to improve education at the school, district and state levels.