Today’s students are used to standardized testing in fact they take them every few years as part of the NCLB program. It helps schools and administrators determine how successful a particular program is and determines the amount of funding the school will receive based on the NCLB standards. Standardized tests are not just part of the NCLB program, in fact there are test designed to help determine if a student has learning disabilities and others given to advanced students. The advanced placement tests are special standardized test that help students get college credit.
Many high schools offer their students advanced placement classes. These classes are high school level classes that cover college level material. They typically require more work from the students and are far more challenging. Home-schooled students can participate in these classes through self-study or via a virtual classroom. AT the end of the school year, testing takes place. Students who score well on the advanced placemat test are given college credit for the course.
Advanced placement classes are available in over 20 subjects. Students who place into these classes can end up with over a years worth of college credit, while still in high school. Scoring high on the AP standardized test is important. The class prep work must be approved by the AP board as well.
Standardized test are not just for getting additional funding for a classroom. Today, students take tests for a wide variety of reasons. Advanced placement standardized testing is a unique way to allow advanced students access to college level material and credits all while still in high school. If your local public school does not offer AP classes, look into classes on line or check with local private schools. Advanced placement is a great way to get a head start on the world of college.