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AP Capstone: What If We Taught High School Students How to Do Real Research?

Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002

About four years ago, I noticed a national media piece about a partnership between the College Board, the owner/operator of the Advanced Placement Program, and Cambridge University; the partnership was piloting a new AP diploma program, a two-year apprenticeship supporting students in planning, proposing, implementing and publishing an original research project. AP Capstone was gaining attention from many universities across the country.

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AP Exam Fee Waivers: Title IV and The New Rules

Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002.

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AP and Dual Credit: Making Sense of College Choices During High School

Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002.

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What is the "AP Advantage"?

Advanced Placement is considered to be a valuable asset by most schools that are involved in it. Offering the courses, recruiting students into the courses, recruiting students to take the exams – these are considered important. Even scholarly detractors consider AP to be one of the most significant brand names in American education (Sadler & Tai, 2006). But to what extent does AP offer unique benefits that contribute to student success in college? This has been a matter of discussion among researchers for several years.

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AP: How Much?

It's hard to get the media to report on a moderate position. In cynical moments, I assume that this is because reporting on sensible solutions does not get the kind of reader traffic that reporting on ridiculous solutions gets.