Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Photo Sep 03, 10 25 22 PM

This was today’s see-if-the-clickers-are-working question. No one picked “salad” in either class. NO ONE.

When I brought this up in 8th,1 one kid responded,

This is America. We’re all about FREEDOM.

Uh. What.

. . .

I spent a couple of hours this evening taking the 2013 Stat AP Exam International/Alternate that was released to teachers today.2

39/40 on the MC, 3-4-2-3-4-3 on the FR. 88/100 overall. Actually thought the domestic “Form O” free response was more difficult in some ways, that the Int’l was more moderate overall in difficulty.

I think two things:

  1. College Board is trying to make the test harder to “teach to” – this is, IMO, a good thing.
  2. We need new textbooks for AP Stat. Things have changed a lot in the past 4 years… and they’ve changed A LOT in the past 9 — which is when our current texts were published.
  1. this 8th period is a madhouse^madhouse, btw []
  2. for kicks. yes, for fun. felt like Christmas when I got the e-mail that it was available. []