Study: AP courses don't always boost college achievement

02/20/2006 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

At a national science conference this weekend, two researchers presented a study that indicated college students who had scored a 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement exams in biology, chemistry and physics earned grades in those classes only slightly better, on average, than those of peers who never took the AP courses. The College Board criticized the study for its small sample size and for its methodology.

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