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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 […]

Paying for the AP Exams, Who Should Carry the Burden?

At approximately $86.00 per exam (fees vary by state, district and school),  the AP exams are not cheap and with some students taking several exams the bill for the exams quickly adds up.  States and school’s handle these fees in various ways, with most requiring the student to pay a large portion if not all […]

Revision of the AP Program, Good or Bad?

I recently read an article in the Washington Post by Jay Matthews, New, deeper AP Program, that discusses the College Board’s plan to revise several AP curriculum.  Here’s a quote from the article. The revised AP courses, beginning with biology, will put more emphasis on conceptual understanding and cut back on memorizing content, the designers […]

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 […]

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 […]