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Advanced Placement Tests大学先修课程测试

Advanced Placement (AP) tests are given in May. These tests are designed to measure your mastery of college-level work in specific courses. Even though most students take an AP exam at the end of an AP course, that is, a prescribed curriculum for a college-level course administered by the College Board, students can also take the exam without taking the course. For example, many competitive high schools offer a strong enough curriculum in English and U.S history that students do well on the AP exams. The point of the exam is to earn college credits. For some students that means saving a year’s tuition because they start college with thirty college credits, giving them advanced standing. Students who speak a second language, or if English is their second language, often take an AP test in their other language - Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, or whatever their language is - without taking the AP course. As the scores are your own, you don’t have to send them to the colleges, and if you have the money for each exam, many of you should go ahead and see how well you do.

大学先修课程测试在五月份给出。这些测试是用来衡量你对特定的大学难度的课程的掌握程度。即使大多数学生都会在AP课程结束时参加AP测试,换句话说,大学管理委员会负责管理大学水平的规定课程,没有上课的学生也可以参加考试。例如,许多有竞争力的高中都提供了一些很有难度的英语及美国历史的课程,并且学生在考试中也有很好的表现。考试的重点是赢得大学学分。对一些学生来说,这意味着节省了一年的学费,因为他们一开始就有三十个大学学分,让他们更快一步。如果没有参加AP课程,那么一些说其他语言的学生,或者说英语是他们的第二语言,往往可以通过其他语言参加AP考试,比如西班牙语,俄语,汉语,希伯来语,只要是他们的母语都可以。虽然成绩是你自己的,你不必把他们发送给学校,但是如果你有参加每场考试的钱,那么就去参加考试并且看看自己能做到多好。

 

AP exams are scored from 1 to 5, a 5 being the highest score. Many students record a 3 and above (or 4 and 5 if applying to the most selective colleges) on their transcript for added documentation of their academic achievement. Senior scores on these tests have have no impact on the college admissions process because the test is given after all admissions decisions have been made. Enrolling and doing well in an AP course, however, will show up on your transcript, and a junior AP score of 4 or 5 is a strong academic credential for your college application. There is nothing that helps more in the admissions decision than doing well in AP or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, which are by definition the most rigorous offered at your high school. But remember- the key words here are “doing well”.

AP考试的成绩按1-5分打分,5分是最高分数。为了给自己的学术成就加成,许多学生都会在自己的成绩单上保持3分以上的成绩记录(或4分到5分,如果申请一些有竞争力的学院)。这些测试的最高分数对大学的招生过程没有影响,因为成绩会在所有的招生决定做出之后给出。如果在AP课程注册以及上课过程中表现的很好反而会体现在你的成绩单上,并且在申请大学的时候,一个4分或5分的成绩将会体现你强有力的学术资格。在招生决策中,没有什么比AP课程或国际文凭课程(IB)做的更好,因为这是由你的高中提供的定义最严格的课程。但记住-这里的关键词是做得好

 

Taking APs for how they will look on your transcript is not a sound principle for curriculum decisions. Many students are crying their eyes out in October of their senior year over the impossible AP calculus or AP biology course. Or they begged to get into AP European history because they wanted an AP on their transcript but are now getting a C- or D in the work. Qualifying for one course isn’t the only question at hand; the balance of your whole course load also must be considered. Of course you could do an AP or two if that’s all you had to do, but how likely is that? You have a lot more on your plate, right? Listen to your teacher recommendations before you sign up for APs. Look at your exam score in the last course, not just the final grade, which also reflects homework and discussion or participation grades. And never base a decision on how it looks to others. 

参加AP课程是因为这影响他们如何看待你的成绩单,而不是一个健全的为了选择课程的原则。十二年级的十月份,微积分课程和生物课程让很多学生应付不过来。或者他们请求参加欧洲历史的课程,因为他们想在他们的成绩单上体现一个AP课程,但却得到了一个CD的成绩。得到一个课程的资格并不是唯一的问题,你整个课程的平衡也必须考虑。当然,也许你有必须参加的一个或两个AP课程,但这有多大的可能呢?你还有很多选择,对吗?在报名参加AP课程之前听听你老师的意见,看看你最后一堂课的考试成绩,因为这不仅是期末成绩,它也是反映了家庭作业和参加讨论情况的成绩。而且千万不要把别人的效果当作你的决定因素。

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