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RE: [teacherartexchange] AP placements


From: Hillmer, Jan (HillmJan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri May 27 2005 - 04:53:31 PDT

Hi Jude,

I am not sure that this applies, but both my kids (just graduated
seniors, twins) discovered that some schools will start the students at
their tested AP level but nevertheless require the full number of
credits from their school to graduate. For example, my son has been
placed in level 2 Spanish, but he will still have to complete the same
total required number of courses as someone who is just starting out in
Spanish. Both my kids were disappointed at first, but are ok with it




-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Grochowski []
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:51 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] AP placements


Hi all,

            I have a question that I don't recall being discussed here

            For those teaching AP courses in Art, do you find that
school sare allowing students to opt out of Arts classes when they score
well with a portfolio? We've had a terrific situation with our AP Art
History students testing out of credits at the college level, but the
studio-particularly drawing-seems to not be given the same
consideration. Philosophically, it appears the colleges we send most of
our students to feel they wish to 'train' students in their own
foundations approach and don't tend to feel these students are doing
work which is on par with their courses. I'm wondering if this is a
regional type of thing-perhaps in other parts of the country there is
not this feeling or if it exists all over and your thoughts about it. I
want to pursue AP anyway to bring another level of challenge to my

Jude in Wisconsin

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