In addition to my prior past, here's another potential problem, the AP/IB/AICE, According toThe Ivy Coach, .....That last metric in the methodology should be revised and weâve been supporting this high school ranking change for years. If students sign their names and fill in bubbles randomly, theyâll get a 1 on an AP exam and thatâll reflect well on that schoolâs âNewsweekâ ranking for their high school because the actual scores on the AP or IB or AICE exams donât factor into the equation. By that standard, some high schools may encourage students who have no business taking an AP exam to complete the test simply to boost their âNewsweekâ high school ranking. Schools that offer AP courses only to selective students are, therefore, penalized. We expect âNewsweekâ will eventually see this flaw to their rankings and adjust their methodology accordingly. ---------- It appears there may be flaws in how Newsweek mashed the data to arrive at their conclusion. I know I don't buy the idea that Florida can rank higher than the states in the northeast.