Study: AP and IB exams linked to college success

12/23/2004 | Washington Post, The

According to a major study by the University of California at Berkeley, students who take college-level courses in high school do not fare better academically in college, unless they have taken the final national exams for those courses. In light of the findings, the study criticized the practice of giving extra grade point credit for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses when the exams had not been taken.

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