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Old 05-28-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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<<Again, those tests are cheap either! It's the affluent kids that take em... you can take a few costing hundreds of $$$>>

I just read something about the TEA subsidizing the cost of the test so that students who qualify under the free and reduced lunch program pay just $5 per exam.

There is also a program, one of several AP incentive programs funded by the TEA, that gives $100 to schools for every passing score of 3, 4, or 5 that a student receives on an AP exam.
Thanks for the backup... I thought I was onto something! People just think I'm biased bc I live in Socal

 
Old 05-28-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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Thank you for the post, finally something that says results about the same overall tests....

Again, this says nothing more than top schools in DFW metro...
no national test except SAT/ACT (just for your info mom of dfw, CA did as a state score higher than TX
Look it up
 
Old 05-28-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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my ISD HEB pays the fees for students who are economically strapped to pony up for their AP tests--some of the kids don't want to take the test -- they just want to get the higher GPA for getting a mediocre grade vs really learning enough to pass the AP test

and YES--it is much easier for a school with smart students who have migrated there from other districts or gone through more rigorous teaching to maintain/achieve high test scores when faced with poor teaching--as long as the better teaching came first--

it is difficult to pass from half-assed teaching into quality teaching and not feel pain from having to reengage the brain and muscle of building knowledge...
Yes, finally the message is out there. See I'm not a troll, just setting the record straight
 
Old 05-28-2008, 10:52 PM
 
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Thank you for the post, finally something that says results about the same overall tests....

Again, this says nothing more than top schools in DFW metro...
no national test except SAT/ACT (just for your info mom of dfw, CA did as a state score higher than TX
Look it up
That's meaningless because CA has a different demographic mix than Texas. If there is a difference, it would go away when you adjust for factors unrelated to SAT performance.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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That's meaningless because CA has a different demographic mix than Texas. If there is a difference, it would go away when you adjust for factors unrelated to SAT performance.
yes we do. We have more minorities than whites (look that up too). Look you'll never get a straight answer on SAT score factors, but a higher score is a higher score Personally however I'm not sure if I'd want my kids in CA schools. Too liberal and not strict w/ students. My wife teaching in both states, TX is a far better system for discipline and elementary.
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