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Richard Scheaffer

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Re: AP-Statistics credit
Posted: Mar 6, 1997 12:16 PM
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College acceptance of credit for AP statistics will require a certain period
of education for those who make such decisions. The decision-makers are
not always the teachers of statistics. For example, in the Florida university
system, a state-wide committee approves AP credit in principle, but
individual campuses decide which are the acceptable courses. That decision
was made at the University of Florida by an administrator, not by
anyone in my department. Sometimes these decisions are made on a system-wide
basis, as I think was the case in Wisconsin. Sometimes they are strictly
local decisions.

I tell high school teachers to make sure their students ask for the credit
for a "suitable" statistics course if they receive a 3 or greater on the
exam, especially if the student is attending a college that has a history
of giving AP credit. There is no good reaspon for such a college to deny
such a request, but it may take some effort on the part of the student,
or the student's teacher, during the initial stages.

This will be a learning experience for all of us.

Dick Scheaffer

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