Wednesday, February 07, 2007
FOOTNOTE TO REPORT ON NEBRASKA'S ABOMINABLE AP RESULTS:
RESULTS FOR BLACK NEBRASKA KIDS IS EVEN 'ABOMINABLER'
Another distressing stat from the Advanced Placement report issued Tuesday by the College Board (www.collegeboard.com) is that in Nebraska, African-American students made up 4.6% of the student population among high-school seniors last school year, but were only 1.7% of all AP test takers in the Cornhusker State.
The national average among states is to have blacks be 13.7% of the student body and 6.9% of AP test takers.
This is extra distressing because research clearly shows that if you took AP courses in high school, your chances of succeeding in college are much better.
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