A student can go through a whole semester taking an AP course to at the end have a score on the AP National exam that does not get them out of a college course. If students get a score of 3 and the college they are going to require a 4 or 5 on the test they don't actually get out of anything. Why waste the whole semester taking a course at the HS when you could take one at a college and know for certain you are not going to be wasting your time?<quoted text>
I don't think it saves the school any money because it is going to still have teach the kids who don't chose this option. It is a good deal for kids and their parents but not sure how it is better than AP classes, which are already taught.
Our scores on these AP exams is another reason Springboro did not score well on the US News report. It sounds like lots of kids don't pass out of college courses when they take AP courses due to some low scorers.
These kids take AP courses to test out of college courses. I would like to see a study or do a tracking to see how many actually got out of a college course by testing out of it on the AP exam.
My guess is that AP course work is not getting them out of college as much as taking the course at college would.