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Topic: Who is taking the AP-Statistics exam in May?
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Joe H Ward

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Who is taking the AP-Statistics exam in May?
Posted: Mar 5, 1997 1:48 AM
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Hi --

I was talking with some AP-Statistics teachers this evening and they
were discussing a problem about which some of you can make some helpful

This relates to the FAQs on this list concerning the acceptance of
AP-Statistics credits by colleges. The problems are complex because:

1. The AP-Statistics exam is given for the first time this year.

2. The AP-Statistics exam performance may be evaluated by several
different departments in the same college. So it may be very difficult
for a student to find out the status of acceptance/rejection of the
AP-Statistics exam by the student's college of choice. In some colleges
the decisions may not be made until after the deadline for paying the
exam fee.

3. Considering 1 and 2 above, what advice do you give to the student who
must very soon pay about $80 to take the exam when their is so much
uncertainty about the acceptance status of the AP-Statistics scores.

As most of the messages indicate, the AP-Statistics courses in high
school are likely to be "better" than most non-calculus college courses.
This could be true because the AP-Statistics students are there because
they choose to be there. But how are the students to know which colleges
and departments within the colleges believe this?

Thoughts are welcome about "What do YOU say to YOUR students" !

-- Joe
* Joe Ward 167 East Arrowhead Dr. *
* Health Careers High School San Antonio, TX 78228-2402 *
* Phone: 210-433-6575 *
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