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February 26, 2009 / Ben Chun

Redo

From today’s inbox:

Thank you for submitting your AP Computer Science A syllabus for Galileo Academy of Science and Technology as part of the AP® Course Audit. We need some additional information from you in order to complete the process and authorize your course. Two expert reviewers have examined your syllabus independently and were unable to confirm that it included clear, explicit evidence of one or more of the scoring components within the curricular requirements. Given the relative complexity of a course syllabus and the variety of ways each requirement or its components can be fulfilled, the reviewers may have interpreted your syllabus somewhat differently than you had intended. In order to move quickly to a resolution and authorize your course, we need you to address the specific scoring component(s) identified below and resubmit your syllabus for further review.

The course teaches students to use and implement commonly-used algorithms.
Insufficient Evidence
Specifically, the reviewers have indicated that: The syllabus lists searching algorithms among topics covered but does not explicitly identify the required (selection, insertion, merge) sort algorithms.

The course teaches students to identify the major hardware and software components of a computer system, their relationship to one another, and the roles of these components within the system.
Insufficient Evidence
Specifically, the reviewers have indicated that: The syllabus lists software components (compiler, JVM) among topics covered but does not list hardware components.

2 Comments

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  1. Eric Nguyen / Feb 26 2009 4:52 pm

    We’re going to need you to fill out that TPS report.

  2. Dad / Mar 2 2009 8:24 am

    This appears to be a redo of my IRS letter from last year.
    Evidence was submitted and the auditor kept his job.

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