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Lively, Michael T. – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Each year, many students take the Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory Exam, and the majority of these students enroll in specialized AP music theory classes as part of the preparation process. For the teachers of these AP music theory classes, a number of challenges are presented by the difficulty and complexity of the exam subject material as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music Theory, Advanced Placement Programs
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Ferguson, Sarah – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
Throughout the school year, AP Calculus teachers strive to teach course content comprehensively and swiftly in an effort to finish all required material before the AP Calculus exam. As early May approaches and the AP Calculus test looms, students and teachers nervously complete lessons, assignments, and assessments to ensure student preparation.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Activities
Batiwalla, Mary – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
In 2013, Tennessee counted nearly 7,000 students in the senior cohort whose academic skills when they entered high school suggested they were on track to earn college credits through Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Yet just over half of these students actually graduated with an AP credit, and less than a third of the economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Barriers, Access to Education, Enrollment
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Siegel, Deborah – Science Teacher, 2013
Science fairs can be good motivators, but as extracurricular activities, they leave some students behind. However, by staging a Science Challenge Day at school, educators can involve all students in doing everything from choosing activities to judging projects. This article presents a model for running a successful Science Challenge Day. The…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Discipline, Teamwork
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced PlacementĀ® (APĀ®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
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Garner, Jennifer – Geography Teacher, 2012
Teaching AP Human Geography to freshmen seems like a daunting task and while there are many arguments both for and against offering the course to freshmen, for many teachers it is reality. In this article, the author offers nine tips to help high school freshmen be successful in the course and on the AP exam.
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Freshmen
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Cameron, Stacy; Butcher, Adria; Haight, Christine – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Collaboration and coteaching with classroom teachers and campus specialists are the cornerstones of a successful school library program. Whereas collaboration is the process of planning a lesson or unit of instruction, coteaching suggests a much deeper level of collaboration--one in which both the teacher and campus specialist (be it school…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
Actuarial Foundation, 2012
The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The modules also introduce students to real world math concepts and problems that property and casualty actuaries come across in their work. They are designed to be used by teachers and…
Descriptors: Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules, Calculus
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Bertrand, Peggy – Physics Teacher, 2009
Participation in rigorous high school courses such as Advanced Placement (AP[R]) Physics increases the likelihood of college success, especially for students who are traditionally underserved. Tackling difficult multiple-choice exams should be part of any AP program because well-constructed multiple-choice questions, such as those on AP exams and…
Descriptors: Physics, Advanced Placement Programs, Student Participation, Academic Achievement
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Nelson, Deanna L. – English Journal, 2008
Students in Deanna L. Nelson's high school classroom study vocabulary gradually over a period of time. Students begin by collecting words from readings and listing them on a designated whiteboard. They prepare practice quizzes to exchange with peers and engage in frequent vocabulary discussions that emphasize recognition of context clues and other…
Descriptors: High School Students, Tests, Teaching Methods, English Instruction
College Board, 2007
American educators are achieving much success in their efforts to enable a wider and more diverse group of U.S. students than ever before to succeed in college-level studies in high school. Yet individuals must also gaze clear-eyed at the inequities that remain and the challenges that accompany success in expanding access to the Advanced Placement…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
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Cacciatore, Kristen L.; Sevian, Hannah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
We present an alternative to a traditional first-year chemistry laboratory experiment. This experiment has four key features: students utilize stoichiometry, learn and apply principles of green chemistry, engage in authentic scientific inquiry, and discover why each part of a scientific lab report is necessary. The importance and essential…
Descriptors: Stoichiometry, Technical Writing, Verbal Communication, Chemistry
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2006
What are ways to encourage minority students and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds to take and succeed in AP classes? Advanced Placement courses and their final national standardized exams began in 1954 to help students, mostly white males, get through college more quickly so that they would have more time in the work force. 50 years later,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Enrollment, Minority Group Students, White Students
Hansen, Angela L. – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2005
What factors affect student success in AP courses? The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) is widely recognized as the premier program for advanced placement and credit by examination. Originally established in 1955 as an opportunity for a few elite groups of students to take on college level work, the AP program has expanded to…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Credits, Advanced Placement Programs, Equivalency Tests
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Graffam, Ben – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2003
For teaching gifted and other high-ability learners, the idea that understanding is more significant than knowing is nearly a no-brainer. Teachers are continuously looking for ways to raise the intellectual bar through classroom challenges that push these learners to extend beyond the factual knowledge base that is often the measuring stick of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Photography, Gifted, Advanced Placement Programs