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Discussing Minority Representation Within Advanced Placement Courses


Minority representation within advanced placement courses, more specifically the lack of, creates a less diverse learning environment for all students. Establishing possible misrepresentation within these courses would allow for a better understanding of the education system today. Using a survey, data was collected that addresses the number of minority students and non-minority students within a select high school. Here students provided whether they feel as though they are represented within the courses they are taking. After comparing results, it was found that minority students participated in advanced placement courses less than non-minority students within this particular subject pool. As well as these results, Hispanic and African American students felt as though they were not represented within the advanced placement courses they participated in. This concludes that there is misrepresentation within select schools advanced placement courses.  

Wahib Toghan

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