Articles tagged with Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

High school students – mostly juniors and seniors – annually take AP (Advance Placement Tests) or IB (International Baccalaureate tests), but which is better?             Jay Mathews from The Washington Post argues in an article that the IB tests are slightly better because they force students to write more. Therefore, students must think deeper and provide more-detailed answers. He believes that this is the type of thinking that students will be exposed to in college.              The AP exams are mostly multiple ch ... Read More About Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

AP Program Grows

AP Program Grows

            The Advance Placement program is increasing in high schools throughout the nation, bringing more opportunities to students, according to The New York Times.             The A.P. program was originally created to allow top students to take college-level classes and earn college credit. Most high schools offer A.P. classes in a variety of different subjects. A.P. students take the A.P. exam, and they can earn college credit at most institutions with a passing score of 3, 4, or 5. The exam is scored 1-5, with 5 as the highest ... Read More About AP Program Grows

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