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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 […]

U.S. News’ 2009 America’s Best High Schools

U.S. News and World Report  recently published their “America’s Best High Schools” and as predicted, it is ruffling  a few feathers as demonstrated by the comments on their website.  Both this ranking and the Newsweek ranking use a similar formula. Newsweek’s rankings are determined by taking the number of AP and/or IB exams administered divided by […]

Most States Increase the Number of Advanced Placement Exams

The College Board recently released data for the 2009 Advanced Placement exams.  All the states in the US, except 3,  had an increase in the number of AP exams from 2008 to 2009.  As shown in the chart above, the states with the highest increase in the percent of exams administered were: Alabama (25%), Indiana […]

2009 – Another Record Year for AP Exams

The data shows that all across the country schools are increasing the size of their AP programs