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Assessment Opinion AP Exams Can't Be Business as Usual This Year
The College Board seems unconcerned with the collateral damage of its pandemic approach, writes an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.
Pete Bavis, March 10, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness 3 Takeaways From the 2018 AP Results and a Heads Up: Register Early Next Year
AP test-taking hit another all-time high this year, with 1.24 million students taking at least one exam. And the College Board is moving up next year's registration deadline.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 6, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Opinion AP World History Is Not Enough. Students Need an AP Ethnic Studies Course
Culturally inclusive curricula can boost engagement and achievement for students of color, writes Suneal Kolluri.
Suneal Kolluri, August 23, 2018
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Teaching Video Webinar: Weaving Project-Based Learning Into Rigorous High School Courses
Many schools are keen on incorporating project-based learning into their curriculum, reasoning that the exploratory, hands-on lessons engage students and promote collaboration and independent thinking. This webinar will explore an attempt to integrate project-based learning into the high school curriculum, through an approach called Knowledge in Action. The program, designed by a researchers at the University of Washington in collaboration with high school teachers, incorporates project-based learning within Advanced Placement courses. We look at the program’s approach, and its implications for the teaching of project-based learning in rigorous courses at the high school level, and how one district AP coordinator uses Knowledge in Action in her district.
August 14, 2018
College & Workforce Readiness Making It Easier to Get Advanced Placement Credit for College
New Mexico has become the latest state to simplify the maze of conflicting policies that students confront when they try to get college credit for Advanced Placement courses.
Catherine Gewertz, August 1, 2018
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Curriculum After Outcry, College Board Restores 250 Years to Proposed AP History Course
The College Board has reversed course on its plan to eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East from Advanced Placement World History.
Brenda Iasevoli, July 19, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Private High Schools in D.C. Ditch AP Courses
Eight independent DC-area schools announced on Monday their decision to eliminate Advanced Placement courses by 2022.
Brenda Iasevoli, June 19, 2018
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Science Participation in AP Computer Science Principles Grows Again
Participation and performance among AP Computer Science courses has increased in the past year, but especially so for the popular AP Computer Science Principles class.
Sasha Jones, June 13, 2018
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Social Studies AP World History Rewrite Draws Criticism From Teachers and Students
High school history teachers are fighting back against changes to Advanced Placement World History that eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, Americas and the Middle East.
Brenda Iasevoli, June 12, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Stoneman Douglas Students Get Fee Waivers for AP, SAT, and Might Get to Skip State Tests
Students at the Florida school where 17 people were shot on Feb. 14 have been exempted from fees on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, and they might be excused from state tests.
Catherine Gewertz, March 5, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness 'Official' Pre-AP Aimed at Improving College Readiness for All Students
The new College-Board-approved AP readiness program launches in 100 schools in the fall.
Brenda Iasevoli, February 23, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness In Age of High Tech, Old-School Cambridge Curriculum Makes Unlikely Gains
A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 21, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 2017
The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.
Catherine Gewertz, December 21, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness The Power of One Small Gesture Can Dramatically Boost AP Enrollment
Sending short, encouraging notes to students, and talking with them about their potential, can dramatically boost enrollment in Advanced Placement courses, a study finds.
Catherine Gewertz, October 6, 2017
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