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Re: [apcalculus] scores
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Aug 21, 2012 4:04 PM


from Trevor Packer (top College Board exec for AP) via Twitter: "Are too many students being rushed into calculus? Dr. Bressoud, of our math committee, has this point of view: http://ow.ly/d7UGI "
I don't know why people assume that few failing scores means the course is too restrictive. So long as a senior is taking a calculustrack course, and only a handful of collegebound seniors are abstaining from math, then doesn't that mean the school is, in fact, doing a GOOD job preparing students for college math?
My school district is obsessed with quantity of AP exams, and is pleased with the "urban" campus getting 83% 1's, even when other (state and college) exams certify those students as NOT ready for college math.
>________________________________ > From: Dean Becker <dbecker@ausdk12.org> >To: AP Calculus <apcalculus@lyris.collegeboard.com> >Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:40 AM >Subject: Re: [apcalculus] scores > > > > > >Following up on Joan's comments about scores. > > >While all 1's would not be a great outcome, all 5's is most likely a tragedy also. If a teacher's students all got 5's, there are probably a few students at the school who were not allowed or encouraged to take the class or the test. That means that a whole bunch of potential 4's and 3's never got to sit down and try. > > >Dean in CA > > > > >==== Course related websites: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/calculusab http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/calculusbc >To search the list archives for previous posts go to >http://lyris.collegeboard.com/read/?forum=apcalculus >To unsubscribe use this URL: http://lyris.collegeboard.com/read/my_forums/ >To change your subscription address or other settings use this URL: http://lyris.collegeboard.com/read/my_account/edit > > ==== Course related websites: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/calculusab http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/calculusbc  To search the list archives for previous posts go to http://lyris.collegeboard.com/read/?forum=apcalculus To unsubscribe click here: http://lyris.collegeboard.com/read/my_forums/ To change your subscription address or other settings click here: http://lyris.collegeboard.com/read/my_account/edit



