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New AP payment policies create stress

New AP payment policies create stress

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

December 17, 2019

Advanced Placement exams have their obvious stressors: allocating enough time to study and retain a year’s worth of information, taking practice tests, mentally preparing for a multiple hour exam and now, mandatory payments required seven months in advance. The pressure of AP tests has always hit stud...

A five on the AP should merit an A in the class

If students receive a 5 on an Advanced Placement exam, some AP teachers will bump their semester grade to reflect their content mastery.

By Arjun Swaminathan and Yash Nigam

April 29, 2015

Currently, a student at CHS can receive the highest possible AP exam score, a five, and not receive an A in said AP class. This is unacceptable. A student who shows mastery on the AP test should receive a “bump” in letter grade for his or her accomplishment. Certain AP teachers in the school will...

10 Signs you survived AP’s

By Jasmine Baten, Photo Editor

May 29, 2014

AP tests are done! Students have worked so hard and studied so long. The pile of Red Bull cans next to their desks have been cleared away, the stacks of flashcards have dwindled and the previously disabled social media sites are back up and running. Basically, students are recovering from the AP apocalypse....

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

By Emilie Plesset, Senior Writers

April 29, 2013

Colleges have become increasingly stringent in their acceptance of AP exam scores for college credit. Many top-ranked universities are now only accepting a score of either a four or five on an AP exam, if at all. Dartmouth College recently announced that beginning in Fall 2014 it will not accept any ...

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