Failing Equality: Disparities in Advanced Placement Education

Introduction

Advanced Placement classes and exams, administered by the College Board have long been hailed as equalizers, allowing any high school student to engage in college level coursework and demonstrate content mastery if they so choose. However, the 2016 data on test performance reveals numerous disparities in test participation and performance among students from different backgrounds. HPR writers weigh in on the challenges facing education systems today, and what can be done to improve educational access and equity.


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