Should AP courses be open to all students?

02/3/2013 | Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The

Advanced Placement courses are open to all students in more than 539 school districts in the U.S. and Canada -- regardless of past achievement, according to the College Board. The approach, which is encouraged by the organization, generally has resulted in higher average exam scores. While one New Jersey high school opened enrollment with successful results, another saw a decline in achievement when poorly prepared students tried and failed the exams.

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