AP Economics. Mr. Bernstein Class Outline September 4, 2014. AP Economics Mr. Bernstein. Overview This is a course in theory and the economic way of thinking more than application-based course
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September 4, 2014
This is a course in theory and the economic way of thinking more than application-based course
First AP Econ course was offered in 1989. 2,583 students took the Micro test and 3,198 took the Macro test.
In 2012, 62,351 students took the Micro test and 99,903 too the Macro test. (CGR = ???)
Over 3,300 high schools offer AP Micro and over 4,000 offer AP Macro (vs 13,000+ offering AP Calc and 12,000+ offering AP US History)
Average AP scores:
2012 mean scores were 3.0 and 2.8
2012 students were ~60% male and ~80% seniors
Explain Microeconomic principles such as supply and demand, laborers and wages, and market structures
Explain Macroeconomic principles such as unemployment, inflation, economic measurements, and the role of government in the economy
Understand how decisions by individuals and government affect the economy
Analyze economic models and draw conclusions from them
Attain the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully take the AP Economics Exam