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[apcalculus] AP curriculum and NPR broadcast
Posted:
Nov 10, 2004 2:50 PM


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 replayed 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 15 grade numbers are assigned. I seem to recall that on a past AP calculus test, the scoring went something like
5 for 75108 (roughly 69.5% or above) 4 for 5874 (roughly 53.7% or above) 3 for 4057 2 for 2539 1 for 024
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 17735083565 rjm@math.luc.edu
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