Reminder
Reminder
October 15

The preferred date by which administrators should renew previously authorized courses that are again offered in the 2014-15 school year to ensure the inclusion of these courses in the initial publication of 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

 

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.

 

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.

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.


News and Updates

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.

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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