The Racial Gap in Participation in High School AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment Programs


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A new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows racial differences in students that take Advanced Placement (AP) classes, international baccalaureate (IB) courses or participate in dual enrollment courses with colleges. AP and IB courses are high school classes. Students can earn both high and college credit in dual enrollment classes. These courses are generally regarded as academically rigorous or high school students and the number of students participating has skyrocketed in recent years. The data show that 44 percent of White high school students took either an AP course or an IB...