College Readiness

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K-12 Indicators: College Readiness

Advanced Placement (AP) exams and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams assess performance on college level work while in high school, possibly providing advanced standing or college credit. More below…

A study of Texas high school graduates produced for the College Board found that students who completed AP coursework and exams in high school outperformed their undergraduate peers in terms of GPA, accrual of course hours, and four-year graduation rates.



The SAT and ACT examinations assess students’ potential for academic achievement in higher education. They are used by colleges and universities to make admissions decisions, to varying degrees.

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