AP® Use in Admissions: A Response to Geiser and Santelices


In their 2004 paper “The Role of Advanced Placement and Honors Courses in College Admissions,” Saul Geiser and Veronica Santelices of the University of California, Berkeley, address the use of Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and honors courses as a criterion for admission at the University of California system and suggest that the policy for awarding bonus points to such courses “has little, if any, validity with respect to the prediction of college outcomes” (p. 24). They find that the number of AP or honors courses taken is not a statistically significant predictor of college outcomes, while performance on AP Examinations is strongly related to college performance.

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@inproceedings{Camara2005APUI, title={AP® Use in Admissions: A Response to Geiser and Santelices}, author={Wayne J . Camara and Michalis Michaelides}, year={2005} }