Mathews: Study shows AP courses lead to college success

01/14/2009 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The claims of Advanced Placement teachers were corroborated four years ago by a Texas study that found students who took and failed AP exams graduated from college at a higher rate than those students who took no AP exams in high school. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews says those same teachers views' have once again been validated by a recent study that shows students who take AP courses in school perform better in college.

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