The AP Course Audit will begin accepting the submission of materials for new courses offered in the 2015-16 school year. Administrators can begin to finalize electronic Course Audit forms submitted for new courses or those transferred to their schools by new teachers.
The AP® Course Audit school administrator is the principal, or the principals designee, who is responsible for finalizing AP Course Audit forms, renewing authorizations from year to year, and assuring that the annual AP Course Ledger entry accurately reflects AP Course offerings at the school each academic year.
To receive authorization from the College Board to label a course "AP," teachers without previous authorization for their course(s) must submit two documents related to the course:
For each new AP course submitted, the school’s AP Course Audit administrator is required to complete an online AP Course Audit form.
Additionally, the school’s AP Course Audit administrator is responsible for assisting with the following procedures:
Previously authorized courses can be renewed by a school administrator beginning in August of each academic year.
Teachers who change schools and wish to use their previously approved AP Course Audit syllabi can do so by selecting the Transfer Approved Syllabus option during syllabus submission in order to obtain course authorization at their new school.
District-designed AP Course Audit Activities
These articles describe how to create districtwide professional development activities centered around the AP Course Audit, including details on organizing syllabi creation and review sessions with teachers. The first in the series is available below.
Annual AP Course Renewals
Beginning in August of each academic year, AP Course Audit administrators are responsible for renewing previously authorized courses that will again be offered. Administrators can renew courses online from their AP Course Audit account.
A new report on AP provides the perspective of a national sample of AP teachers on issues of the program's quality, growth, equity and rigor.