Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Why do AP students have only one test per subject and IB students have multiple tests?

Personally, I think that AP doesn't like students, since the students have only one chance to pass or fail their exams, whereas IB wants students to pass--as evidenced by the multiple tests that students are able to take, and the students ability to talk with classmates after the test about what they did not know.

On the other hand, the AP get through the suffering faster, while the IB students have to suffer through at least two tests per course (with a few exceptions).

1 comment:

  1. Both IB and AP tests are curved. For example, this year the minimum passing grade for the AP Statistics test is 35%. There is at least a chance of passing all the tests, both AP and IB, a chance that wouldn't exist if either test graded on a normal scale. By that standard, both care about students.