Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dartmouth ending Advanced Placement credit

Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth College, which has concluded the tests aren't as rigorous as its own classes.
The Ivy League school currently awards credit in some academic subjects for qualifying scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and A-level exams. But after nearly a decade of discussion, faculty recently voted to end the practice starting with the class of 2018.
"The concern that we have is that increasingly, AP has been seen as equivalent to a college-level course, and it really isn't, in our opinion," said Hakan Tell, a classics professor and chairman of the college's Committee on Instruction....

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, my son happens to agree. He said his freshman year college courses were much more rigorous that his AP classes by far. Not only do the college professors cover the same amount of material in greater depth, they have half the time to do it.

    Yeah it's nice that AP is taken in most colleges and universities, but from what my son says, it's really not equivalent.


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