The Effect of Participation in Advanced Placement And/or Dual Credit on Four-year Graduation Rates.

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Advanced Placement and dual credit programs are designed for high school students and are used to earn college credit and possibly gain college admissions advantages. The present research examined the impact of participation in one or both programs on four-year college graduation rates. Findings indicated significant differences between the programs as well as with students who did not participate in either program. Students in AP achieved the highest four-year graduation rate, followed by students in dual credit, both programs, and neither program. These findings indicate the need for further study to determine whether the programs substantially contribute to four-year graduation ... continued below

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O'Keefe, Lynette Marie December 2009.

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Advanced Placement and dual credit programs are designed for high school students and are used to earn college credit and possibly gain college admissions advantages. The present research examined the impact of participation in one or both programs on four-year college graduation rates. Findings indicated significant differences between the programs as well as with students who did not participate in either program. Students in AP achieved the highest four-year graduation rate, followed by students in dual credit, both programs, and neither program. These findings indicate the need for further study to determine whether the programs substantially contribute to four-year graduation rates and what the implications are.

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O'Keefe, Lynette Marie. The Effect of Participation in Advanced Placement And/or Dual Credit on Four-year Graduation Rates., thesis, December 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12172/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .