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“Advanced Placement”

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. […]

Techniques for an Effective Advanced Placement Exam Registration

The task of registering students and creating the exam order for the Advanced Placement Exams can be  very daunting.  There are more than 30 different exams with many overlapping testing times.  Some students receive fee waivers, and some don’t.  Schools must collect payments and keep track of who as paid and who hasn’t.  Mistakes in […]

Who should be taking AP courses?

I just read a blog post by Joanne Jacobs “Hard to great”.  In this post, Joanne shares some comments by a 2nd year Teach for America teacher, lamenting about the quality of her AP student’s papers.  You can read the teacher’s comments here.  Here’s an excerpt from her post: I gave the students their Multiple […]

Preparing Students for AP Courses – A New Program

I recently read an article in the Democrat and Chronicle  about a  summer program designed to prepare incoming 9th graders for the challenges of AP courses in Rochester, NY.  12 incoming freshmen participated in the Global Gear Up program that allowed the students to participate in world history research projects.  I am strongly convinced that […]