College and Beyond II (CBII) Advanced Placement Data, [United States], 2000-2019 (ICPSR 38582)

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Paul N. Courant, University of Michigan; Allyson Flaster, University of Michigan; Susan Jekielek, University of Michigan; Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan; Timothy A. McKay, University of Michigan; Kevin M. Stange, University of Michigan


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The College and Beyond II (CBII) Advanced Placement Data contains Advanced Placement (AP) student test and course credit records from four postsecondary systems that participated in the CBII study. Records are recorded at the student-test level and cover the time period from approximately 2000 to 2019. Variables include AP test name, AP test score, an indicator of whether the student received credit for the test, and the name of the college course to which the credit best maps. Not all variables are available for all systems. The AP data can be linked to other student-level data in the CBII series using the id_person identifier.

Courant, Paul N., Flaster, Allyson, Jekielek, Susan, Levenstein, Margaret, McKay, Timothy A., and Stange, Kevin M. College and Beyond II (CBII) Advanced Placement Data, [United States], 2000-2019. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2024-06-04.

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1802-05485, 1910-07255)


Access to these data requires an application and signed Restricted Data Use Agreement. Details, including the Restricted Data Use Agreement, are provided via the online application and email sent to the requestor after a request is initiated.

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In 700 words or less, applicants must include the following information in the Description field:

1) The research questions, problems, or issues the project will address.

2) A description of the data the project plans to use (e.g., student transcripts from years 2010-2020, STEM course descriptions) and specific variables of interest.

  • An overview of CBII studies is available here.
  • A listing of CBII variables is available here.
  • 3) An explanation about why the restricted data is needed to conduct this research.

    4) IMPORTANT: Please include an explanation about how the research will contribute to improving educational instruction. Applications cannot be approved without a valid explanation.

    Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

    2000 -- 2019
    2020-08-01 -- 2021-12-01


    Students from four postsecondary systems who completed AP testing between 2000 and 2019.



    2024-06-05 The study was updated to include a full suite of data files in different statistical formats.