Programs like Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are designed to provide high school students with challenging academic course work and a head start on a college education. But despite aggressive efforts to expand participation, there remain significant differences in the rates at which students from different racial and economic groups gain access.

If we can identify and remedy these inequities where they exist, these courses can be a powerful means of disrupting the high-end achievement gap.

Full Report


See the Other Reports in our Shattering Expectations Series


Breaking the Glass Ceiling of Achievement for Low-Income Students and Students of Color

Falling Out of the Lead: Following High Achievers Through High School and Beyond

Closing the Gaps Across the Achievement Spectrum

College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments


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