AP Course Audit administrators can begin renewing previously authorized courses for the 2016-17 school year.
October 15 is the preferred date by which administrators should renew previously authorized courses to ensure the inclusion of these courses in the AP Course Ledger in November.
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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
AP teachers are encouraged to develop or maintain their own curriculum that either includes or exceeds each of these expectations; such courses will be authorized to use the “AP” designation. Credit for the success of AP courses belongs to the individual schools and teachers that create powerful, locally designed AP curricula.
The AP French Language and Culture course should be designed to develop student proficiencies in the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Course work should provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in the Intermediate to Pre-Advanced range as described in the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K–12 Learners. Additionally, the course should explicitly address each of the six themes in the AP French Language and Culture Course and Exam Description through the use of authentic print, audio and audiovisual resources.
Students enrolling in AP French Language and Culture are typically in their fourth or fifth year of language study, or have had equivalent experience with the language.
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.
High schools offering this exam must provide the exam administration resources described in the AP Coordinator’s Manual.
Course and Exam Description
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.
Syllabus Development Tutorial
This subject-specific presentation with voiceover describes the resources available emphasizing the syllabus development guide. Also included is an activity to help AP teachers ensure that their syllabus demonstrates the evidence necessary to meet each curricular requirement.
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
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.
These teacher resources model approaches for planning and pacing curriculum throughout the school year.
The College Board has partnered with Learning List to provide independent instructional materials review services for schools and districts for several redesigned and new subjects. More information about the alignment of each textbook is provided on the relevant example textbook lists. The new Example Textbook Lists which were reviewed by Learning List are for Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Physics 1 and 2, and World History.