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Document Number: 8508

The Impact of Advanced Placement Incentive Programs - This policy brief examines the incentive programs for the most popular and widespread of the accelerated education programs, the Advanced Placement (AP) program. The brief looks into the various types of incentive programs found in the U.S. today, highlighting, in particular, several prominent or notable incentive programs. After an examination of the effectiveness of the various incentive programs, the brief draws conclusions and makes recommendations to improve AP incentive programs. (Michael Holstead, Terry Spradlin, Margaret McGillivray and Nathan Burroughs, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Winter 2010)...

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