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Ken,

What is your philosophy on allowing students in AP classes to retake summative
assessments prior to the AP exam? Personally, I believe students in all classes should
have multiple oppurtunites to demonstrate their level of understanding. If one of our
goals for AP students is to earn a three or higher on the AP exam in May; why would we
limit the students oppurtunites to demonstrate their level of understanding before they
take the AP exam? It's important to indicate that we allow students to retake summative
assessments in all of their other classes but some people believe AP classes should be
different because they provide an oppurtunity for students to earn college credit.

2013-03-06
Ryan
 

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Grade
Doctor
says:

In replying the best answer I can give is to repeat your statement - "I believe students in all
classes should have multiple oppurtunites to demonstrate their level of understanding."
This is one of the best ways to help students deepen their understanding and I don't see
why AP would be different from any other class. I believe there should not be class grades
for AP because it is externally assessed.

 

 

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