More students are taking Advanced Placement (AP) and more students are failing as a result as well, but some question whether taking AP helps students when they get to college.
Natasha Singer in The New York Times wrote about how student data collected by the College Board through surveys connected with the SAT and PSAT.
“Many students who took the SAT exam in June were surprised Wednesday to get back results that they thought were inaccurate because the score was lower than they thought.”
Cheri Kiesecker: The College Board, owner of the PSAT and SAT, solicits personal information from each student without parental consent.
Check your school district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered in your district and know what is not required in order to take it.
Shane Vander Hart: What do I want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to do about AP History and other curriculum we don’t like? Absolutely nothing.
Jane Robbins: Since Common Core architect David Coleman took over as president of the College Board, the scandals or at least embarrassments have come fast and furious.
The EdReports.org gave poor reviews to four out of the first five Common Core math textbooks they reviewed, and they are funded by the Gates Foundation.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed HB 323 into law which allows individual school districts replace Smarter Balanced with the College Board’s SAT.
Since David Coleman’s tenure with the College Board began they have been faced with one controversy after another that is largely of Coleman’s making.