Interesting article in NY Times about Dartmouth discontinuing providing credit for incoming students for their AP exam scores. Link is: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/education/dartmouth-stops-credits-for-excelling-on-ap-test.html?_r=0
Seems that questions remain about the rigor embedded in some (all?) of the AP courses and exams. NY Times is also running a blog on the subject, and comments are rampant and charged-up. Link to that blog is: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/dartmouth-ap-exam/?ref=education
Before dissing AP exams or AP tests, be mindful of just how much The College Board has done with its AP exams and other products and services to advance the work in American high schools, and to help increase across-the-board academic achievement of our high schoolers. And, before dissing AP, you might want to check the research and data behind its record and our benefits of both the tests and the courses.