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ERIC Number: EJ853586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Declining Credibility for the AP Program
Casement, William
Academic Questions, v16 n4 p11-25 Sep 2003
Advanced Placement allows a student to apply credits he has acquired in high school to waive basic academic college requirements. It has broad appeal, and by 2003 a million American students were participating. William Casement argues that, despite its popularity, the decreasing selectivity of the program, the immaturity of the high school students enrolled, and the lack of qualified teachers have contributed to growing misgivings at many institutions about the college equivalency of AP credits. Mr. Casement questions the assumption by high schools of educational responsibilities that properly belong in college. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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