SDE: Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Advanced Placement (AP) Program


This description was taken directly from the College Board Web site

About the AP Program
AP Resources
AP Research
AP Exam Dates 

AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education. With 37 courses in a wide variety of subject areas, AP provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.

Through AP courses, talented and dedicated AP teachers help students develop and apply the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need later in college. Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards. For example, through the AP Course Audit, AP teachers submit their syllabi for review and approval by college faculty. Only courses using syllabi that meet or exceed the college-level curricular and resource requirements for each AP course are authorized to carry the AP label.

AP courses culminate in a suite of college-level assessments developed and scored by college and university faculty as well as experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to demonstrate their mastery of college-level course work. Strong performance on AP Exams is rewarded by colleges and universities worldwide. More than 90 percent of four-year colleges and universities in the United States grant students credit, placement or both on the basis of successful AP Exam scores. But performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course; it is the gateway to success in college. Research consistently shows that students who score a 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success in college and improved graduation rates than their non-AP student peers.

Nonpublic School Registration

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Programs

If you require further information, please contact:

Michelle L. Rosado
Bureau of Accountability and Improvement
Phone: (860) 713-6748

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