ERIC Number: ED187287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
An Alternative for the College-bound Senior: CEEB-AP or College Courses.
The use of advanced placement in high school through the College Entrance Examination Board test and the offering of college courses for students at the high school level are considered. A survey of colleges and universities on the waiving of courses versus actual credit granting, the transferability of college credits earned while in high school, and specific policies governing both these programs was conducted. The difficulty of locating the formal policy concerning the evaluation for advanced placement at various colleges and universities is noted. Since most colleges accept advanced placement but have different policies about the awarding of credit or waiving of courses, students need to obtain a statement in writing from the college they wish to attend on the method they use. The survey data indicate that approximately 50 percent of students applying for advanced credit receive the credit or the right to waive a course. Colleges do not grant credit for the same course for the same grade obtained on the advanced placement test. The need for colleges to respond to high school requests for information about specific courses being exempted and the credit awarded is stressed. The teaching of college courses by high school teachers is discussed as an alternative to the advanced placement test. Difficulties in negotiating this type of arrangement are noted, and suggestions for dealing with complications are offered. (SW)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College Credits, College Curriculum, College Entrance Examinations, College School Cooperation, Educational Attainment, High School Students, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (March 30, 1980). Best copy available.