Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high school students. Colleges often grant placement and credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each subject. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Ledger.

The most taken AP exam in 2008 was AP United States History with 346,641 students, and the least taken was AP Italian Language and Culture with 1,930 students.

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... in AP A critical examination of the Advanced Placement program found that students who took AP courses in the sciences but failed the AP exam performed no better in college science courses than students ...
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... Courses offered Advanced Placement Biology Advanced Placement Chemistry Health Careers Health Skills Training Anatomy and Physiology Advanced Placement Environmental Science ...
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... The Merced High School Advanced Placement program is open for any student that wishes to be challenged in the fields of Chemistry, English, Physics, Government, Spanish, Biology, Calculus ... work their hardest, which explains the high percentage of students that pass the Advanced Placement examinations with a score of 3, 4, or 5 ... Merced High School's Advanced Placement exam and test scores have earned it a place among the Top 1300 schools in the United States by Newsweek Magazine as ...

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