Advanced Placement Courses and American Indian Performance
This article’s authors analyzed enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and performance on AP examinations for American Indian (AI) students in the United States in 2007. AP examination scores, overall and for five AP courses, of AI students are compared to the AP examination scores of white students. In every case, AI students have AP examination scores that are significantly and practically lower than the scores of white students. AI female students have AP examination scores that are lower than the AP examination scores of white female students, and similar results are found for male students. The implications of these findings are discussed.