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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 […]

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 […]

Ask Gaston Caperton, President of the College Board, a question

The “Guidance Office”, a feature of the “New York Times”, is taking questions for Mr. Caperton to answer during next weeks series. This week in the Guidance Office, The Choice is seeking reader questions for Gaston Caperton, who has been president of the College Board since 1999. The board is the nonprofit association of 5,000 […]

Closing race, poverty and gender gaps in advanced high school course-taking

I just read this press release from the The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management put out by Wiley-Blackwell: WASHINGTON, DC—October 5, 2009—The latest research from the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management explores the wide disparities in advanced high school course-taking (such as Advanced Placement courses) among race, poverty, and gender groups in Florida. […]