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October 2009

The Confusing World of Weighted Grades.

As soon as the “ink” dried on my last post, Weighted Grades – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,  I read an article about how the University of Michigan is going stop re-calculating GPAs.  Apparently the differences are not big enough to justify the effort.  Give a point to the “grade grubbers”.

Weighted Grades – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It seems that there are a large number of articles lately about schools/districts re-evaluating weighted grades and class rank (usually because of weighted). Weighted grades came about as a way to reward students for attempting more challenging classes.  Without weighted grades, some students would not attempt the challenge of AP or IB classes for fear that […]

Answers from the president of the College Board Part II

I am  greatly entertained with many of the comments on The Choice’s – Guidance Office series of Questions and Answers with Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board. It is clear that there are many who have an axe to grind with the College Board.  I guess this makes sense as the College Board is deeply intertwined […]

Answers from the President of the College Board

This week the New York Times, The Choice,  feature “The Guidance Office” is hosting an Q&A with Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board, the non-profit that brings us the Advanced Placement, PSAT and SAT exams. For Monday, Gaston answered two questions about the Advanced Placement Program. The questions were:   What is the College Board […]

Congratulations John Crocker – Milken National Educator Award for KY

I would like to congratulate John Crocker an English teacher at Ballard High School in Louisville, KY.  John won the Milken National Educator Award for Kentucky.  John teachers AP English at Ballard High School, a client of  Total Registration’s AP Exam Registration Service.  Here is some information about the Award: The Milken Educator Awards were established […]