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“Advanced Placement”

2013 AP Exam Score Distributions

For the past couple of years, Trevor Packer head of Advanced Placement has been tweeting the score distributions for the AP Exams as they become available.  You can follow @AP_Trevor on Twitter to receive these tweets. Total Registration is once again compiling all these score distributions in table that can be easily sorted to look […]

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 […]

Preparation is Key for High Stakes AP Exams

Students have a lot riding on the AP exams.  Most students see the Advanced Placement exams as a way to impress colleges, when in reality they can end up saving the student/family  thousands in tuition.  If a student scores well on their exam they may qualify for credit in college.  With the rising cost of tuition, this […]