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Grade inflation in AP classes?



Buried in yesterday's St. Petersburg Times story about teacher-by-teacher AP results in Pinellas was this interesting tidbit: Most of the students in one AP teacher's class earned A's and B's even though not a single student passed the AP exam. In fact, not a single one of the 24 students in that class scored beyond a 1 on the test. Does it make sense for students to get top grades in their AP class, yet bomb the AP test?

Keep reading to see the final grades for that teacher's class.

Grade Range Final Grade Semester 1 Final Grade Semester 2
Period 2 Section 1 Section 2
A 4 4
B 7 5
C 5 5
D 0 0
F 0 0
Total students 16 14
Period 7 Section 1 Section 2
A 2 2
B 5 5
C 2 3
D 1 1
F 0 0
Total students 10 11


[Last modified: Monday, October 11, 2010 10:07am]


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