Is AP Too Good To Be True?
Critics fear the rapid spread of Advanced Placement classes is diluting quality
It's possible, to be sure, that AP can continue to evolve on all fronts--expanding access to the underprivileged, maintaining its quality, and continuing to be a ticket into elite colleges. For students like Neil Panchal, it's what selective schools decide to do with AP that truly matters. As long as so many keep looking for those two magical letters on applications, high schoolers' lives will continue to involve a lot less sleep--and a lot more AP.
50 YEARS OF GROWTH
More teens are taking Advanced Placement tests--in multiple subjects
Source: College Board; USN&WR