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ERIC Number: ED371558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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High School and the Advanced Placement Program.
Nyberg, Adell
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program was created by the College Board upon the premise that university-level material can be taught successfully to high school students who have outstanding ability plus the motivation to learn. By challenging these students, the Advanced Placement Program accelerates learning and enhances studies at both the high school and university levels. Procedures for selecting students for the program vary from school to school. Course descriptions and examinations for 29 courses in 16 areas have been constructed. The College Board outlines material that is to be studied for each course; however, few guidelines are given as to how that material is to be taught. Teachers need to have an extensive background in their particular area of expertise and willingness to devote large amounts of time to lesson preparation and evaluation of students' work. Advanced Placement examinations are held annually in May, and students have the option of having the College Board report their results to a postsecondary institution of their choice. Colleges and universities which award advanced standing based upon AP examinations generally give credit for grades of four or five on a five-point scale, while some colleges honor the grade of three. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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