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question about new whap exam re ap scholar awards

fullmarxfullmarx 0 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
i passed the old whap test. if i were to take the new world history ap exam this year would it count towards ap scholar awards?

probably the same thing that happened to people who did the same (similar) with comp sci a/ab and physics b/1-2? how did that work?

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  • skieuropeskieurope 38823 replies6853 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    i passed the old whap test. if i were to take the new world history ap exam this year would it count towards ap scholar awards?
    According to Trevor Packer, the AP awards are going away, although he did not specify timing.

    My understanding is that for all intents and purposes, the revised APWH is simply a revision, so a retake would only count once.
    probably the same thing that happened to people who did the same (similar) with comp sci a/ab and physics b/1-2? how did that work?
    Comp Sci AB was an extension of Comp Sci A.much like Calc AB and Calc BC, so probably counted twice. I'm never heard of anyone taking AP Physics 1/2 after AP Physics B, but since 1/2 were new exams, my guess is taking them all counted as 3 exams.
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  • lkg4answerslkg4answers 1589 replies189 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 6
    According to Trevor Packer, the AP awards are going away, although he did not specify timing.

    @skieurope That is interesting. Did he say why?

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  • skieuropeskieurope 38823 replies6853 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 6
    According to Trevor Packer, the AP awards are going away, although he did not specify timing.

    @skieurope That is interesting. Did he say why?
    He was talking about:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/a-multiple-choice-test-will-10-aps-get-you-ready-for-yale-yes-no-maybe/2018/12/20/61347fb0-03b0-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html?noredirect=on
    and the CB study that I cannot find a link for but is called "Studying the Benefits of Taking APs" by Beard. Hsu, et. al. which basically says that there is little incremental benefit to more than 6 APs.. And in response to a question posed about the AP Awards contributing to the madness that more APs = better, responded "Exactly. That’s why we’re eliminating it."

    ToS for this site prevents me from linking, but it was a Tweet from 7/1/2019

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  • skieuropeskieurope 38823 replies6853 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    And reviewing his Twitter feed, it looks like AP Awards are toast for 2019-2020:
    We're discontinuing the award for the upcoming academic year, not for the past academic year.
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