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“Advanced Placement”

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 […]

AP and IB Scheduling Conflicts

There are many schools in the US that have both large Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.  These schools have the unique problem of working through scheduling exam conflicts between the two programs. The AP Program has an alternate testing schedule in place while the IB programme does not.  For this reason, most schools with […]

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 […]