AP Biology: Example Textbook List

The lists below are not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.

The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP Biology resource requirement. Earlier editions of these textbooks or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP curricular requirements if published within the last 10 years. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Biology classroom, please consult the AP Biology Teacher Community.

These materials have been reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts. Inclusion on this Example Textbook List indicates some alignment to the course framework, however, it does not indicate that the material is aligned to 100% of the course framework. Learning List's detailed alignment reports identify the specific LOs and Practices to which each material is and is not aligned to help teachers use these materials more effectively. Contact Learning List for more information.

Biology AP® Edition (11e), by Raven and Johnson, Raven, Johnson, Mason, Losos, and Singer, 11, McGraw-Hill Education

Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, Starr, Taggart, Evers, Starr, 14, National Geographic/Cengage Learning

Integrating Concepts in Biology, Campbell, Heyer, Paradise, "2016", Trunity, Inc.

Mader: Biology, AP Edition, Mader, 12, McGraw-Hill Education

Principles of Life, for the AP® Course, Second Edition, Sadava, et. al., 2, Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publishing Group

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