Highest Course in High School

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The drop-down menu that asks for the highest math class in high school lists Calculus or higher.  Could it be changed to say Calculus AB and Calculus BC?


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Michael Highers

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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Michael,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, your suggestion has been forwarded to the Product Manager for further review and consideration.  
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John H

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Hi Michael,

That's a great question! 

There is actually a very wide array of naming conventions in high school math classes that the MMAP research team \looked at in great detail, along with their associated CALPADS course codes. For naming in the self-report survey, we went with generic names that capture the way that these courses are commonly referred to. These are names that incoming students will have little difficulty understanding. Perhaps more to the point, getting a "C" or better in any Calculus class in high school (whether AB or BC) is of sufficiently advanced nature to qualify the student for placement into Calculus as long as the student also has a sufficiently high cumulative GPA (3.2 for DMs and 3.1 for NDMs). So, the distinction is not a necessary one to make.

Thank you!