Equity and Excellence in the College Board Advanced Placement Program
by William Lichten for Teachers College Record
This paper, based on the rate of college acceptance of Advanced Placement (AP) exam papers, concurs with current literature that calls for reforms to restore quality to the program. It makes the case that the program size is double to what it would be if appropriate admission standards were followed. It charges the College Board with promoting AP through misleading and irresponsible advertising.