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Topic: [ap-stat] [FORWARDED] Advanced Placement funding for low-income students
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Bell Erik

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RE: [ap-stat] [FORWARDED] Advanced Placement funding for low-income students
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 9:21 PM
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I would think that we need to know how many total students took the AP Exams before and after the funding. No doubt the entire AP program has increased significantly. Maybe the percentages are the same.


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From: Dennis Roberts [dmr@psu.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 15:50
To: AP Statistics
Subject: Re: [ap-stat] [FORWARDED] Advanced Placement funding for low-income students

At 02:30 PM 10/20/2011, Jim Swift wrote:
Subject: Advanced Placement funding for low-income students

These funds have helped a significant number of
low-income students earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Before the funding, only 40,000
low-income students were earning AP scores of 3+, while now more than 220,000 low-income students
per year are achieving such scores.

This is an interesting inference that is embedded in this message ... that is ... this program "caused" this increase ...

What I would say is that the program allowed a lot more students to take advantage of the APexam program and hence be able to even EARN scores ... than before (because of not being able to afford it) ... rather than imply that something "causative" within the program made this happen.

Any comments?



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