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Abstract Title: AP Physics Results and their Implications for Diversity in Physics
Abstract: The importance of diversity in the physics community has, in recent years, become widely recognized. However, demographic information from the College Board indicates that the exact groups that we would like to attract to the physics community to increase diversity are, in general, doing rather poorly on AP Physics exams. This poster will focus especially on the AP Physics 1 results, given that the AP Physics 1 exam has, out of the four AP Physics exams, both the largest number of students taking it, and the lowest success rate on the exam. Among the data presented will be statistics showing the male-female gender gap for different racial and ethnic groups, and statistics comparing outcomes on the 2014 AP Physics B exam and the 2018 AP Physics 1 exam, to show how things have evolved since AP Physics 1 and 2 replaced AP Physics B in the 2014-15 academic year.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B2

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Andrew Duffy
Boston University
Department of Physics
590 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 6173539089