UPDATE 4/13/15 This link
provided by collegeboard shows by state how students did on the collegeboard 2014 AP US HIST exam as a mean average that I rounded to one digit.
in general (with Georgia being the exception), the southern states got a 2 (with 5 being the best) and the northeastern states had a 3 as their mean.
I glanced at the other AP subject test scores and found that Texas scored about a number lower for the thirty-three AP (other) subject tests than for example, Massachusetts; they averaged high threes/low fours in most of their scores compared to Texas only having high twos/low threes in most subjects. So its not just the AP US HIST we/Texas lags in.
In looking at the mean scores of all races, the average student will not get college credit in either regions of the US for AP US HIST college credit, however, the mean average tests scores are better in the northeast, but I’m not sure how much of that could be due to what I suspect could be (inferior?/outdated) textbooks that Arlington chose (2002 edition).
Quick & Dirty results AP USHIST MEAN 2014 TEST SCORE (1-5 with 5 being the best)
South Carolina 3
Rhode Island 3
New Jersey 3
S Dakota 3
In closing, it was eye opening to the extent that I feel that college board receives funds for their AP testing so that students get a shot at testing out to receive college credit, yet I worry about common core textbooks not adopted here that could be interfering with those that would normally test out but don’t. An example of that is one of my son’s friends (who made a 1,870 on his SAT ) who only made a 3 on this AP US HIST test last year.
Please see this email gets into the proper hands for next year’s text book consideration so that we adequately select from collegeboard’s suggested list of textbooks with the advised proper edition dating.
Do we want to chose the content (non common core text book?) at the expense of students not getting college credit or have we finally fixed collegeboard’s view of what US HIST should or should not politically cover?