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Thursday, June 30, 2005

My AP Post

All right, so I made my mind yesterday to call the automated AP grade reporting service from the College Board. I know I could have waited 3 or more weeks to get my free grade report in the mail, but I figured $8 wasn’t really that much – just a little more than an average meal at a fast-food restaurant – of a price to pay to know my grades right this very instant. Actually, I’m glad the service is available 24 hours a day, as I made the decision to retrieve my grades at about 2:30 in the morning.

So, I have the feeling that everybody is just dying to know what my scores were; I’m going to post them. But first, I should warn – no, advise – anybody who may want to call the number (1-888-308-0013) to find out his or her AP grades to know that even though the official AP “Student Pack” and the official AP program’s website say that a Discover card is a sufficient form of payment to receive grades, it actually is not. I had every intention of entering a Discover card number to get my grades, but I soon found out that the system will only accept Visa or MasterCard (and quite possibly American Express, too, but I don’t remember anymore. What kind of person would use American Express, though, anyway?)

AP English Language & Composition – 5
AP Calculus AB – 4
AP German – 4
AP Macroeconomics – 5
AP Microeconomics – 5

All in all, I’m not really surprised at all at what my scores were. I wasn’t completely sure that I'd get a 5 on the three tests that I did get one on, but I hadn’t ruled out that possibility either, so it wasn’t really much of a shock for me to find out that I had, indeed, gotten the three 5s.

As I discussed in a previous post, I had a pretty good feeling that I’d get a 4 on the German test, even though I would’ve liked a 5. I’m not disappointed, however, just slightly upset that the material on "my" AP German test wasn’t quite as in line with what I would consider to be my chief strengths in the German language. I found the material on the 2002 test that we took for practice a couple of weeks before the actual examination to be much more to my liking.

All in all, I calculated the average score on all of the AP tests I took throughout high school and came up with something around 4.5 or so. This average, when combined with the fact that I obtained a 4 or better on all of the tests that I took, means that I will be a national AP scholar when the College Board announces the names of all the scholars sometime this fall or winter.

Oh yeah, because I got a 5 on both of the economics test, my name, assuming that Mr. Stark will not be housed in a new room at the start of the 05-06 school year, will also go up on the "AP Economics Wall of Fame" on display in room A144 at Brainerd High School.


Blogger Kaila said...

Congrats on your scores. I honestly thought that you would've (could've) pulled off a 5 in AP German, but 1/2 of your scores were fives, so that's definatly not something to gripe about... The Pear Tree sounds like a really good idea... Have you thought about growing grapes. I hear that they turn out good aswell.


Thu Jun 30, 07:43:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the scores, I know you put a lot of work into them.

Thu Jun 30, 12:08:00 PM CDT  
Blogger P "N" K said...

Tiger Woods, Robert DeNiro, and Mike Kyschesvakdajadski (Duke's b-ball coach, no clue on the last name spelling) all use American Express. At least according to those dramatic commercials.

Thu Jun 30, 04:22:00 PM CDT  
Blogger P "N" K said...

And your name would be there anyway. I'm sure he would just transfer the sheets...Stark is pretty proud of that wall.

Congrats on the scores!

Thu Jun 30, 04:23:00 PM CDT  

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