November 2015

The 2015-16 AP Course Ledger is now available and will be updated weekly. In order for schools to designate a course as "AP" on students' transcripts, that course must be included in the 2015-16 AP Course Ledger. The last day to submit materials for 2015-16 AP course authorization is January 31st, 2016.

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The AP® Program unequivocally supports the principle that each individual school must develop its own curriculum for courses labeled “AP.” Rather than mandating any one curriculum for AP courses, the AP Course Audit instead provides each AP teacher with
a set of expectations that college and secondary school faculty nationwide have established for college-level courses. More


Course and Exam Description acrobat
Describes in detail the AP course and exam. Includes the curriculum framework and a representative sample of exam questions.

Review this resource to establish your understanding of the objectives and expectations of the AP course and exam.

AP Biology Investigative Labs:
An Inquiry-Based Approach:
Includes 13 engaging, inquiry-based, student-directed labs, with tips on how to make the most of your lab explorations.

Textbook Correlations acrobat
Publisher correlations to their texts with the Essential Knowledge statements listed in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework.

Reference these resources for ideas and suggestions as you conceptualize the planning of your AP course.


Syllabus Development Tutorial
Describes the resources available to support syllabus development and walks through the syllabus development guide requirement by requirement.

Curricular/Resource Requirements
Identifies the set of curricular and resource expectations that college faculty nationwide have established for a college-level course.

Example Textbook List
Includes a sample of AP college-level textbooks that meet the content requirements of the AP course.

Syllabus Development Guide acrobat
Includes the guidelines reviewers use to evaluate syllabi along with three samples of evidence for each requirement. This guide also specifies the level of detail required in the syllabus to receive course authorization.

Four Annotated Sample Syllabi
Provide examples of how the curricular requirements can be demonstrated within the context of actual syllabi.

Review these resources to ensure that you have included the required level of detail in your syllabus to successfully complete the course audit.


Syllabus Self Evaluation Checklist
Includes a list of items that teachers should verify prior to submitting the syllabus for review.

Use this checklist to ensure that your syllabus includes all required elements before submitting for review.

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Course Planning and Pacing Guides

These teacher resources model approaches for planning and pacing curriculum throughout the school year.
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Independent Survey on
State of AP

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.
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