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To help you make informed decisions about your institution’s AP policies, we offer original outcomes research as well as opportunities to study your own AP students:

We can provide reports on your institution’s AP data, and tools for conducting your own research.

We regularly conduct research studies to investigate college outcomes for AP students.

Research on AP

2018. Jeff Wyatt, Sanja Jagesic, and Kelly Godfrey. “Postsecondary Course Performance of AP Exam Takers in Subsequent Coursework.” College Board.

2018. Sanja Jagesic and Jeff Wyatt. “Postsecondary Course Performance of AP Exam Takers in Subsequent Coursework: Biology, Languages, and Studio Art.” College Board.

2017. Shoumi Mustafa and Paula Compton. “Comparison of Academic Outcomes: Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Recipients & Students without AP Tests.” Ohio Public Institutions of Higher Education.

2014. Krista D. Mattern, Jessica P. Marini, and Emily J. Shaw. “Are AP Students More Likely to Graduate from College on Time?” College Board Research Report 2013-5.

2012. Emily J. Shaw, Krista D. Mattern, and Jessica P. Marini. “Exploring the Utility of Advanced Placement Participation and Performance in College Admission Decisions.” Educational and Psychological Measurement.

2011. Krista D. Mattern, Emily J. Shaw and Maureen Ewing. “Is AP Exam Participation and Performance Related to Choice of College Major?” College Board Research Report 2011-6.

2011. Jeffrey N. Wyatt and Krista D. Mattern. “Low-SES Students and College Outcomes: The Role of AP Fee Reductions.” College Board Research Report 2011-9.

2006. Chrys Dougherty, Lynn Mellor, and Shuling Jian. “The Relationship Between Advanced Placement and College Graduation.” National Center for Educational Accountability.