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ERIC Number: ED306835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Placement: Increasing Efficiency in High School--University Articulation.
MacVicar, Robert
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this document discusses how to increase efficiency for advanced placement high school to university articulation. The more able, dedicated component of the high school class will have finished part of the studies normally found at the collegiate level at graduation from high school. It is more efficient if the accepting university recognizes their attainment by not requiring them to repeat a subject already mastered but grants credit toward the requirement for the bachelor's degree. Arizona's universities recognize previously attained academic achievement in four ways, through: the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP); proficiency examinations; and department examination for credit and/or grade. Arizona has participated in the advanced placement program of the College Board for many hears. To achieve the full potential of the program, efforts are needed to: expand the number of schools participating in the program; encourage students to take advantage of credit earned or proficiency demonstrated on entering their collegiate programs, by moving to higher level courses; and encourage the universities to make students more aware of CLEP. ABOR should include references to achieving college credit and/or recognition of proficiency in materials for high school students considering attending one of the universities. The universities should seek to expand the use of the opportunities offered by advanced standing classes in secondary schools and examinations offered by the universities to establish course credit or proficiency. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona