Ted Gott’s Exam Index

My friend Ted Gott has just prepared a new index to the AP Calculus exam free-response questions from 1998 to the present. Expanding on an earlier spread sheet by Mark Howell, Ted has referenced all the questions to the Learning Outcomes (LO) and Essential Knowledge (EK) statements of the new Course and Exam Description. AND…

AP Exam Review

Don’t panic! It is not time to start reviewing. I try to keep these posts ahead of the typical AP Calculus timeline so you can have time to think them over and include what you want to use from them (if anything). Over the next 6 weeks I will post several times each week. The…

“Easier” Exams

There were two questions posted recently on the AP Calculus Community bulletin board. One teacher was concerned that his students took two different forms of the Calculus exam and the means were not the same. He felt that one group has an easier time than the other. The other writer noted that on his (physics)…

Your AP IPR

The AP Instructional Planning Report, IPR, is available today from your audit website, the same place you found your students’ scores. While we all like to see how or students performed individually on the AP exams, the IPR may be of more use to you. It will help you learn where the strengths and weaknesses…

Percentages Don’t Make the Grade

Well, the AP exams have been written and the dust has settled. Folks are posting their answers on the Community Bulletin Boards. (I never post mine – too many mistakes.) The other thing that always gets discussed at this time of year is whether this year’s exam is more difficult or less difficult than last…