AP Tests Don't Always Benefit High School Students

Ashley Thorne

So argues Michele Kerr in an opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury News. According to her, having students take Advanced Placement tests when they aren't adequately prepared for them can cause them to miss the basics of high school education. Thus, many students encounter material in reverse order: college-level work in high school (which often goes over their heads), and remedial education when they get to college.

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