Updated CED for the 2024-25 academic year

Updated CED for the 2024-25 academic year

UPDATE: AS OF 06/21/24 ESSENTIALLY THE WORK IS COMPLETE WITH ONLY AP QUIZ ANSWERS SHOWING OLD TITLES. THEY WON’T BE CHANGED UNTIL THEY ARE CONVERTED TO DIGITAL (not handwritten) DOCUMENTS. You will have noticed that there has been a ‘new’ CED...
Time for a shower – Trevor Packer’s spin

Time for a shower – Trevor Packer’s spin

Insidious. Disingenuous. Creepy. Propaganda. Makes me feel like I want to shower. You choose your own adjective or phrase to describe Trevor Packer’s most recent tweet regarding the AP Chemistry Score distributions. Firstly, here’s the tweet. What the...
Observations about TOPIC and LO oddities in the CED

Observations about TOPIC and LO oddities in the CED

The CED (Course and Exam Description) for AP chemistry is chock-full of edubabble BS and always has been. So in and of itself, coming across weird stuff that makes no sense is nothing new, but recently a couple of things came to my attention that had escaped me...
The literal application of a pnictogen

The literal application of a pnictogen

EDIT 01/26/24: Yesterday, the state of Alabama completed the execution of Kenneth Smith via nitrogen hypoxia. What do China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the USA and Iraq have in common? They all appear in the Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) top 6...
State Symbols and the AP Exam

State Symbols and the AP Exam

A  common post in the AP Chemistry Teacher Facebook group goes something like, “Are state symbols required in chemical equations?” There’s a temptation to answer question with a blanket, “no”, since when you read the scoring standards...