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Richard J Maher

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Registered: 12/6/04
[ap-calculus] AP curriculum and NPR broadcast
Posted: Nov 10, 2004 2:50 PM
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Hello all,

The current University of Michigan AP criteria, which were the
subject of much of the NPR message referred to in the message:

>>>>On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, David wrote:

>>>> There was an interview yesterday on NPR , which can be re-played at
>>>> npr.org , that raises serious questions as concerns the AP
>>>> curriculum.

can be found at

<a href="http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/apcredit.shtml">http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/apcredit.shtml</a>

It's an interesting approach.

As an aside, I can't help but wonder if some of this feeling arises
from the way that the 1-5 grade numbers are assigned. I seem to recall
that on a past AP calculus test, the scoring went something like

5 for 75-108 (roughly 69.5% or above)
4 for 58-74 (roughly 53.7% or above)
3 for 40-57
2 for 25-39
1 for 0-24

This may have changed, but the list above seems to allows an
awfully broad range of achievement to be covered by the "desirable"
grades of 4 or 5.

Dick Maher

Richard J. Maher
Mathematics and Statistics
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60626
1-773-508-3565
rjm@math.luc.edu




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