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Exhibit 1 US Public School Enrollment and AP Participation

 

Projected 2004a

Projected 2010b

Total Grade 9–12 Enrollment

Total Grade 11–12 Enrollment

14,700,000

14,600,000

6,500,000

 

Actual 2004c

Projected 2010

Number of High School Jr./Sr. Taking at Least One AP Mathematics or Science Exam

380,000

1,500,000

Percent of Jr./Sr. Taking at Least One AP Mathematics or Science Exam

6.5%

23%

AP Mathematics or Science Teachers Students per AP Teacher

33,000 11.5

100,000 15

aThe College Board.

bStatistical Abstract of the United States: 2004-2005. Table 202.

cThe College Board.

The proposed AP incentive program (APIP) has increased the number of students taking AP exams. To measure AP participation in a school, district, state, or nation, we calculated the number of students taking AP exams per 1,000 juniors and seniors. In 2005, the number of students taking AP exams in all math, science, or English in the Dallas 10 districts was 2.3 times that of the national level (see Exhibit 2).

Exhibit 2 Students Taking AP Math, Science, and English Exams per 1,0002 Juniors and Seniors Enrolled

Dallas 10 APIP Schools

245 students

Texas Public Schools

131 students

US Public Schools

105 students

Teachers—AP/IB

The AP and pre-AP programs as proposed would provide professional development for 150,000 teachers now in the classroom to teach rigorous math and science courses in middle and high schools. Of these, 70,000 will

2

“Per 1,000” is calculated on the best enrollment data available at the time.



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