Optimal

Optimal AP Portfolios with Special Reference to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Majors and Gender Differences

The goal of this project, sponsored by The College Board, is to determine configurations of Advanced Placement (AP) test completion that  are optimal for success in the science, technology, engineering, and math domains, that is, that are most highly associated with success  (in terms of attrition, GPA, degree attainment, and pursuit of graduate degrees).  Findings that indicate there are optimal AP-type portfolios for success in the STEM areas have practical implications for stakeholders at the high school level, particularly for female students who might wish to pursue STEM majors.