The Candidates Reply to Question #4

The fourth question that CQE asked was,

More and more colleges make clear in their admissions criteria that they want students who have taken AP classes and AP exams.  In response, some districts maintain open enrollment for AP classes for all students who want to challenge themselves. Some districts encourage all students to take at least one AP course in their high school career. What is your position on open enrollment in AP classes? How would you encourage more participation in AP courses?

CQE asked this question because we would like to see more AP participation at Metuchen High School. The Common Application, which is used in admissions for most colleges across the country, has a space to enter AP scores alongside other exams like the SAT, ACT and SAT II.  CQE is in favor of open enrollment in AP classes and in increasing opportunities with more AP offerings for more students to challenge themselves.  The organization believes that all students who take an AP class should take the course test in May.

The following links were provided to the candidates along with Question #4:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/nyregion/06middle.html

http://www.orecity.k12.or.us/node/600

Please click HERE to see the candidates’ answers to Question #4.

To see a list of school districts in New Jersey and across the country that have been honored by the College Board for increasing access to AP classes among their students while maintaining or increasing scores, please click on AP HONOR ROLL

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