Advanced Placement http://kplu.org en Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked http://kplu.org/post/federal-way-says-putting-more-kids-advanced-classes-worked <p>Federal Way&#39;s attempt to push kids to the next level may have had some impact. Recent results of exams in advanced courses, the school district says, shows more kids did take the tests without lowering the percentage of passing scores.</p><p>Bottom line: More kids in advanced classes + more kids taking the exams and passing = more students who can handle harder classes than they might have taken on their own.</p><p>The district hopes that also means more kids will go to college.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2594 at http://kplu.org Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked Who belongs in AP classes? In Federal Way, anyone who "meets standards" http://kplu.org/post/who-belongs-ap-classes-federal-way-anyone-who-meets-standards <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962789.mp3</p><p>Across the country, schools are trying to get more students to take classes that prepare them for college. Some offer <a href="http://arkansasmatters.com/news-fulltext?nxd_id=396106">special tutoring programs</a>. Others just offer to <a href="http://www.salemnews.com/local/x422130150/Grant-triples-Peabody-teens-enrollment-in-AP-classes">pay students who do well</a>. School officials in Federal Way say the trouble with those strategies is - it leaves is up to students or teachers to decide who&rsquo;s sharp enough to take those classes.</p><p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:40:15 +0000 Charla Bear 1155 at http://kplu.org Who belongs in AP classes? In Federal Way, anyone who "meets standards"