I have a lot of complaints about the CollegeBoard and I understand that some things cannot be easily changed, but I honestly do not understand why the CollegeBoard cannot provide students with their essay scores and how many multiple choice questions they got wrong as a default with the AP Score Report. Giving students the ability to understand their performances on an AP should be a priority, and their bare minimum score system does not do that justice. Students, for the most part, want to know where on that broad spectrum of a score they fall: were they a 3 that was just barely a 2 or just barely a 4? They want to know of they did worse on the multiple choice or the essays. They want to know how close they were to the score they wanted and how much more they needed to push to get there. Things like this *matter* and the fact that the CollegeBoard opts for the easiest method really speaks to what actually matters to them (hint: it’s not the well-being of students).
Why does it cost me $12 to send my SAT and ACT scores and $15 to send my AP scores to colleges? It’s a digital score report how does it cost money? Where does this money go? Why do I need to pay MORE money for this in addition to the actual application fees which is in addition to my actual college tuition? I get that capitalism is necessary but why does it have to bleed so deeply into my education?