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AP Exams and SAT Subject Tests: Similarities & Differences

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 12:37:25 PM

Here’s one major point that AP exams and SAT Subject Tests share in common: both are products of the College Board (CB), which writes and administers them. There are other similarities, too. Both of them test specific subject knowledge acquired in high school courses – see below for a very important proviso – and performance on each of the tests can affect a student’s planning for college.

Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, Subject Test

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Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, Subject Test

Top five considerations in choosing your classes for next year - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 5:50:00 AM


Now that college acceptance letters are gracing mailboxes across the country with life-changing news for high school seniors, it’s time for you to think very carefully about what your high school transcript will reveal when your turn comes to apply to college. These five elements of your high school life to date should guide your planning now: 

Topics: AP Exams, Educational-Consulting, AICE, IB, Course Selection

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Topics: AP Exams, Educational-Consulting, AICE, IB, Course Selection

AICE vs AP & IB: The California Conundrum (and New York’s, too)

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 6:01:00 AM

When your GPA is NOT your GPA

Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, AICE, IB

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Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, AICE, IB

Quick "Need to Knows" On Coalition App - Score At The Top - South Florida

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 11:25:36 AM

Not all applications for Florida universities are created equal. There are important differences and knowing them can save you time, effort and frustration in the application process. 

Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

WHAT? No Credits Toward College Graduation for Good AP Scores? - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We bring to your attention this blog published in early May of this year on cnbc.com concerning students who take AP tests:

Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

7 Study Tips for the AP Exams - Score At The Top

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 5:00:00 PM

If you follow these seven steps, you’ll likely increase your chances at doing well on your AP exams.

Register for AP exam strategy workshops today!

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison (Part 4) - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In this final post, we offer a few thoughts by way of comparing and contrasting AP, IB and AICE.

Comparisons

So how does AICE compare with IB and AP? All three programs are well established in high schools and recognized by universities around the country. Both AICE (AS and A Level) and IB are accepted at universities around the world, too. The main difference between AICE and IB is the flexibility of the AICE Diploma. Students have the freedom to create their own educational experience within the three AICE curriculum areas. We feel that AICE combines the best of both AP and IB in that students can pick and choose what courses they want but still earn an internationally-recognized diploma.

Topics: AP Exams, Common Application, Test-Prep, IB

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Topics: AP Exams, Common Application, Test-Prep, IB

AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison (Part 3) - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

What to know more about AICE? Read on.

AICE: Advanced International Certificate of Education

The University of Cambridge’s AICE Diploma program is the newest advanced curriculum in the United States; it has long been implemented in Europe and around the globe. Currently, AICE is more akin to the International Baccalaureate in that both diploma programs offer a wide range of courses, and stress a global perspective. Between 1997 and 2000, AICE curricula were successfully piloted in Florida, where today the inclusion of AICE classes continues to grow and receive state legislative support.

Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, AICE, IB

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Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, AICE, IB

AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison (Part 2) - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In our second installment about accelerated or advanced programs for high school students, we’ll consider the International Baccalaureate, of IB.

IB: International Baccalaureate

The IB program, too, has become an established fixture in many schools across the US. Students can receive an IB diploma, and even add AP courses and exams to the IB curriculum. The IB Diploma framework requires the study of two languages and diverse cultures; it includes required courses within each of six subject groups:

Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, IB

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Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, IB

AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In the next four postings, we’d like to provide you with insights into the three principal accelerated or advanced programs of study offered to high school students in the US. After we consider each of three programs, we’ll wrap up with a brief comparison.

This first in the series describes the College Board’s familiar Advanced Placement.

Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, Tutoring, College Planning, IB

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Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, Tutoring, College Planning, IB

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