Those of you who have been following my blog for years will not be surprised to learn I am up to my neck in AP Physics 1 and 2 stuff. No, I don’t teach it – I’m a university professor. But I’m trying to compile as much information as I can about the status of the AP Physics 1 and 2 project. I am trying to monitor adoption at colleges and universities through my roles at the American Physical Society. I’m also trying to find out who is teaching AP Physics 1 and 2 in the fall in Florida. One teacher who has already been in touch with me did as the College Board recommended and turned this year’s Honors Physics classes into AP Physics 1 classes so that her students could take AP Physics 2 next year and both exams (1 and 2) in May of 2015.
The Florida Department of Education has to consider whether AP Physics 1 and 2 should be awarded credit for the two-semester algebra-based physics sequence at the state’s public colleges and universities, and it has not yet done so. I’ll keep you posted on progress there.