AP BIO EXAM RESULTS
I must say, I am proud of the crew of students that took the AP Exam last spring. That exam turned out to be one of the more challenging exams of the last few years based on score distribution. It was harder to make a 3 in years past and somewhat easier to make a 4 or 5, but also easier to make a 1 or 2.
I am proud to say all of my students that took the AP Bio Exam earned a 3 or higher! This translates to all of them have earned potential college credit!
The 2018 AP Biology scores: 5: 7.1%; 4: 21.5%; 3: 32.9%; 2: 28.5%; 1: 10%. This year, there were more strong students, and more weak students – fewer in the middle. So all score categories expanded, in comparison to 2017, except 3s.
— Trevor Packer (@AP_Trevor) June 25, 2018
I will not be able to see the subject breakdown for another few days. I am curious to see how my students fared on the different aspects of the course so I can better plan the material.
In a case of small sample theater, my students have had a 100% “Pass” rate on the AP Bio Exam. Of course, there have been only 11 total students overt the past 2 years to take the AP Bio exam. Like I said, small sample theater. The credit goes to the students that take the exam. They are the ones that put forth all the work. I just provide the tools to help them reach their potential.
BACK TO SCHOOL
In other news, I wasn’t active throughout June due to vacations and general unwind time. I tend to approach teaching with all of my energy for 10-11 months of the year. June is typically the month I step away from the books and planners to unwind. That said, it is July. It is officially Prep Season (#Prepszn). I am excited to see every and one of my students in class this coming August 6th. A lot of work remains to be done. A functional rearrangement of the scope and sequence in AP Bio. An updated curriculum for the new Bio Standards. Then finish developing the comparative anatomy curriculum. A lot of work but easily doable in the weeks ahead.
AP Bio students now is the time to start reading Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and work on your summer assignments, if you haven’t already. It is crunch time.
Hope you have enjoyed your summer, so far.
27 days and counting
“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.”