Saturday, December 24, 2005

College Board Tightens Rules for AP Classes

Beginning in 2007, any school that offers Advanced Placement classes will have to participate in a "self-audit" process and submit materials to the College Board to prove that the classes are being taught at a college level.

I lean toward thinking this is a good idea...for instance, I don't believe my daughter's current AP English class is being taught at the college level. It's enough of a problem that several students have visited both the teacher and the counseling office with their concerns, and the (new) teacher promises to "re-tool" the curriculum over Christmas vacation.

Depending on what's involved, perhaps the new auditing process will catch problem classes or teachers such as this before there is a real problem.

(Hat tip: Joanne Jacobs.)


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