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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 […]

Paying for the AP Exams, Who Should Carry the Burden?

At approximately $86.00 per exam (fees vary by state, district and school),  the AP exams are not cheap and with some students taking several exams the bill for the exams quickly adds up.  States and school’s handle these fees in various ways, with most requiring the student to pay a large portion if not all […]

Revision of the AP Program, Good or Bad?

I recently read an article in the Washington Post by Jay Matthews, New, deeper AP Program, that discusses the College Board’s plan to revise several AP curriculum.  Here’s a quote from the article. The revised AP courses, beginning with biology, will put more emphasis on conceptual understanding and cut back on memorizing content, the designers […]