Could you elaborate on your philosophical objections to AP calculus? I have taught some level of AP calc for twenty years and now see the exam as a major obstacle to calc reform. The bind on me is that the exam gives an "objective" measure of success--e.g. 75% of our students scored 4 or 5 (the two highest grades) therefore our program is a success. Trying to move away from that is a hard sell to both parents and students.
Do you object to teaching calculus in high school or do your object to the type of exam? Again, please elaborate.
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