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Students Will Access AP Scores Online for 2013 Exams

New for the 2013 AP Exams, students will access their scores online.  In order to access their scores, students will need to create a College Board account.  Students can easily create a student account at www.APScores.org.  Students who already have accounts from taking the SAT, etc should not need to create an account. Beginning in […]

Washington Post Publishes Annual National School Rankings

The Washington Post recently published its National School Rankings based on the Challenge Index that Jay Matthews developed in 1998.  Schools are ranked by taking the number of Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate exams administered at school divided by the number or graduating seniors.  Newsweek releases similar rankings using pretty much the same formula. Every year, there […]

College Credit for High School Students – Advanced Placement or Dual Credit? Part 1

There are a variety of ways today’s high school students can earn college credit while attending high school. Of course, with options comes the difficulty of deciding which is best.   The following is an overview of a few of the options many schools offer. Dual Enrollment, Dual Credit or Concurrent Enrollment Across the U.S., Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment […]

College Board will stop deducting points for missed multiple choice questions on AP exams

The College Board recently announced that they will stop deducting points on AP exams for missed multiple choice questions, read about the policy change here.  Beginning in May 2011, students will receive 1 point for each correct answer and 0 points for incorrect answer.  Here’s the new policy from the College Board’s website: Beginning with […]

iPads as an educational tool?

I read of a couple of private schools evaluating using iPads as a possible textbook replacement tool, Reading, writing, and iPads and Lafayette’s Alexander Dawson School swapping books for iPads.  Both articles mention some benefits: Text books are much cheaper in electronic format,  about a third the cost of a traditional text book. They are […]