All students should have access to challenging coursework that lets them grow in their areas of interest. Abby Whitbeck, the Executive Director of AP Strategy and Analytics for the College Board, joins us to talk about how they are using data to create new policies designed to improve representation of all students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
Later, listeners have recommended Science/Fiction, a blog post from Carol Black. We look at her comments on learning styles, evidence-based instruction, and institutional racism. We have several disagreements with her argument, but find that our common ground is much more important.
- First Segment – AP Inclusion and Policy – 01:07
- Second Segment – Learning Styles and Institutional Racism – 28:01
Note: A Peer Review was taped with a guest, but the recording was lost due to technology failure. We hope to have her return for a future segment.
Disclosure: Michael maintains a relationship with the College Board as an AP Consultant.
Cover photo from surmam (2009), used under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Executive Director of AP Strategy and Analytics
Kolluri, S. (2018). Advanced Placement: The Dual Challenge of Equal Access and Effectiveness: Review of Educational Research. https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654318787268
- Postsecondary, Posthaste (Two Pint PLC)
- Seven things research reveals — and doesn’t — about Advanced Placement (Washington Post)
- Pre-AP Program (College Board)
- AP Central – new resources, supports, and policies (College Board)
- New College Board Pre-AP Program coming to local high school (WJHG – Panama City, FL)
- Policy expert writes ‘What Works May Hurt,’ detailing side effects in education (KU News)
- What Works May Hurt (Zhao 2018)
- What Works Can Hurt: Side Effects in Education (Blog – Education in the Age of Globalization)
- More Evidence for Three Types of Cognitive Style: Validating the Object‐Spatial Imagery and Verbal Questionnaire Using Eye Tracking when Learning with Texts and Pictures (Hoffler 2016)
We drink Catherine III, a Russian imperial stout from the Wichita Brewing Co in Wichita, KS.