Advanced Placement (AP) courses and assessments are properties of The College Board.
- All students who are willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses
- The College Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP courses for students from ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population.
- Q: If a student misses the AP test for illness, what kind of documentation is needed in order to qualify for late-testing? Do they have to have a doctor’s note? It says serious injury, illness or family tragedy as one of the circumstances.
- A: I believe it is a doctors note or a note from a parent. Either should be fine. From Counselor Talk (May 2019)
- 2019 AP Memo from IDOE
- From Courtney Hott, IDOE (February 2019): According to Indiana Code, the State provides funds for “students of accredited public and nonpublic schools to take the College Board’s Advanced Placement math, English, and science exams and to supplement any federal funds awarded for non-math-and-science and English Advanced Placement exams taken by students qualified for the Free or Reduced Lunch program.” Based on this legislation, students qualifying for free or reduced lunch programs may receive funding to supplement their federal funding allotment for any AP exam where federal funds are also awarded. The list provided has already been approved, but if the school receives federal funds for an additional AP exam, then the legislation would allow for state supplements in that area as well.
- If you already weight your AP classes (GPA bump) and a student takes an AP class online because you do not offer the course in your building, do you grant the GPA bump for that online class? Responses to Weighting Online AP Courses
- Guidelines for State Payment of 2018 AP Exams
- AP Music Theory responses from Counselor Talk, February 2018
- Any student can take AP classes from Counselortalk, Sept. 2018
- Definition, history and links to the basics of AP Programs on the CollegeBoard website including how to start a program: https://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/assessment/ap
- Comprehensive breakdown of what the program is, the history, the different subjects and tests available, test scoring and data regarding the number of students testing- includes changes to the program over the years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Placement
- Indiana Department of Education AP information; links and specifics to regarding what exams the State of Indiana pages for: http://www.doe.in.gov/ap
- Resource for Indiana counselors regarding AP exams, basic info about exams and how the credits are accepted in Indiana: http://www.transferin.net/Advisor-Counselors/AP.aspx
- Talking to your students about why to take an AP course; how many to take; who should take them, etc:
- Pros and Cons of taking an AP exam- article from College Foundation of West Virginia: https://www.cfwv.com/Home/Article.aspx?articleId=VTv0Iu2AvHXAP2FPAXqUmR2EHLZXgXAP3DPAXXAP3DPAX&level=3XAP2FPAX6J7I3kztATGuYyXAP2BPAXDahIQXAP3DPAXXAP3DP
- AP vs Dual Credit: Article from a St. Louis newspaper discussing the two options: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/ap-courses-vs-dual-credit-what-s-best-for-high/article_32de45f2-37e8-572c-a01a-aa7726797e62.html
- AP vs Dual Credit: Comparison of the two programs by a high school in Texas with a great chart toward the bottom: http://www.geochief.org/AGS_info/ags2.htm
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