Wednesday, February 8, 2012

AP Courses Are Pathway to Success for UW-Madison Students

A recent article from the College Board Connection highlighted the role AP course credits play in admission and future college success for students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Among other findings reported in the article, which featured reports on the 2011 class of AP test takers as well as a 2009 study regarding AP students at the UW, were the following:
  • 75% of all incoming UW-Madison freshman earned credit via AP courses and exams, a record high.
Students who received AP credit were able to graduate sooner than other students. They were also able to start advanced classes sooner, freeing up space in a crowded system.

Students who earned a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP Exam were doing just as well or better than those who took courses at the UW, lending confidence to departments that grant AP credit that students taking and passing AP exams are adequately prepared.

Turns out, your AP teacher might be in the best position to teach you how to Bucky...

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