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Old 11-13-2019, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
However it might pay to see what percentage of AP students get credit. In some schools there is pressure to open AP classes to anyone, and if there are enough students who can't hack it I can imagine it would be hard to teach.
Not really. For 20 years I taught AP European History to sophomores. The class was open to any student who had the stones to take it. They and their parents had to sign a contract stating that they knew what they were getting into, they were committed to taking the AP test in May and they couldn't bail on the class when they discovered the class was harder than they thought. That gets rid of the looky-loos quite quickly.

The "non-AP" kids were often the most motivated and the hardest-working.