Monday, February 01, 2010

Total AP-Test-Taking Load

Mark Guzdial:

In 1998, each Physics AP teacher got about 19 students to take the exam. In 2008 (I only have 2007 test-takers data, so there’s a year smudge here), the productivity dropped to 13 test-takers per teacher. In 1998, each CS teacher produced 5 test-takers, while in 2008, that was 7 test-takers per teacher.

I don't really understand AP, but those numbers seem really low for a program that's got such a prominent place in the current discourse about school reform.

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