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Marks, Susan F. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
Students in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2012 continued to outperform Maryland and the nation on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations based on the "AP Report to the Nation" released by the College Board on February 20, 2013. In 2012, 67.3 percent of MCPS graduates took one or more AP exams. A striking…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Equivalency Tests, High School Graduates
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Hoffman, Louise E. – New England Journal of History, 1994
Reports on the rationale and processes behind the composition and evaluation of the Advanced Placement European History examination, focusing special attention on changes introduced in 1994. Discusses reasons for adding an additional thematic essay for the 1994 test. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Content Area Writing, Educational Change, Essay Tests
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Lucia, Raymond – Music Educators Journal, 1993
Asserts that an Advanced Placement (AP) course in music theory offers student musicians opportunities to gain new insight into melody, harmony, and structure. Describes content and teaching methods used in an AP music theory program. Discusses necessary teacher characteristics and maintains that both students and teachers benefit from the course.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Placement Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content